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No. of COVID-19 recoveries go past 25 lakh in India: Health Ministry

A record 75,760 cases were detected on Thursday, taking it to 33,10,234. The death toll due to the disease climbed to 60,472, with 1,023 fatalities reported in last 24 hours

The number of COVID-19 recoveries has surpassed 25 lakh in the country while the case fatality rate has further declined to 1.83 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the country has reached nearly 3.9 crore, it added. The strategic approach of the country as regards COVID-19 response and management — “test, track, treat” — emphasises the key principle of high level of testing on a sustained basis, leading to an early diagnosis, the Ministry said.

A record 75,760 cases were added to the country’s COVID-19 tally in a day, taking it to 33,10,234. The death toll due to the disease climbed to 60,472, with 1,023 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed. Besides, 9,24,998 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in a span of 24 hours, taking the total number of such tests performed to 3,85,76,510. “With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, India’s total COVID-19 recoveries surpassed 2.5 million on Thursday,” the Ministry highlighted.

The recovery of 25,23,771 patients was made possible because of an effective implementation of the Centre-led policies by the States and Union territories, it said. A total of 56,013 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the span of 24 hours, the Ministry’s data showed. – The Hitavada

 

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