From Our Bureau
6TH JUNE 2020
A total of 2,36,657 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country so far and the death toll rose to 6,642 on Saturday.
During the last 24 hours, a total of 4,611 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 1,14,073 patients have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate is 48.20 percent amongst COVID-19 patients. Presently, there are 1,15,942 active cases and all are under medical supervision.
The ICMR has further ramped up the testing capacity for detecting the novel Corona virus in infected persons. The number of government labs has been increased to 520 and that of private labs to 222 (a total of 742 labs). 1,37,938 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested thus far is 45,24,317.
As of 5th June 2020, the COVID related health infrastructure has been strengthened with the availability of 957 dedicated COVID hospitals with 1,66,460 Isolation beds, 21,473 ICU beds and 72,497 Oxygen supported beds. 2,362 dedicated COVID Health Centres with 1,32,593 Isolation beds, 10,903 ICU beds and 45,562 Oxygen supported beds have also been operationalised. 11,210 quarantine centres and 7,529 COVID Care Centres with 7,03,786 beds are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country. (eom)