From Our Bureau

25TH JUNE 2020

India witnessed a big surge in COVID-19 positive cases, with 16,922 fresh cases reported on Thursday, taking the country’s cumulative tally to 4,73,105. The death toll rose to 14,894, with 418 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

During the last 24 hours, 13,012 COVID-19 patients have been cured. So far, a total of 2,71,697 patients have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate is 57.43 percent amongst COVID-19 patients.

Presently, there are 1,86,514 active cases and all are under medical supervision. The difference between the recovered patients and the active COVID-19 cases continues to widen. Today the number of recovered patients has crossed the number of active patients by 85,183.

Cases per lakh in India currently stands at 33.39 against the world’s 120.21 cases/lakh. Also, death per lakh in the country is currently amongst the lowest in the world with 1.06 deaths/lakh against the world average of 6.24 deaths/lakh.

A Central Team led by Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana on 26th-29th June, 2020. The team will interact with the State officials and coordinate with them to strengthen ongoing efforts for management of COVID-19.

In a significant ramping of the testing facilities across the country, India now has 1,007 diagnostic labs, including 734 in the government sector and 273 private labs. The tally comprises Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 559 (Govt: 359 + Private: 200); TrueNat based testing labs : 364 (Govt: 343 + Private: 21) and CBNAAT based testing labs : 84 (Govt: 32 + Private: 52).

From limited COVID-19 tests in January 2020, as many as 2,07,871 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tests to more than 75 lakhs at 75,60,782. (eom)

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