From Our Bureau

28TH JUNE 2020

India witnessed a surge in COVID-19 positive cases with a record 19,906 fresh cases reported on Sunday, taking the country’s cumulative tally to 5,28,859. The death toll mounted to 16,095, with 410 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The graded, pre-emptive and pro-active steps taken by Government of India along with the States/Union Territories for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are showing encouraging results.

The gap between recoveries and active cases has crossed 1,00,000. The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 106,662 as of today. Thus, so far, a total of 3,09,713 patients have been cured of COVID-19, including 13,832 patients in the last 24 hours.. The recovery rate is 58.56 percent amongst COVID-19 patients. Presently, there are 2,03,051 active cases under medical supervision.

India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19, comprising 749 labs in the government sector and 287 private labs. These facilities include Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 567 (Govt: 362 + Private: 205), TrueNat based testing labs : 382 (Govt: 355 + Private: 27) and CBNAAT based testing labs : 87 (Govt: 32 + Private: 55). Daily more than 2,00,000 samples are being tested. The samples tested in the last 24 hours have further increased to 2,31,095. The total number of samples tested, as on date, is 82,27,802.

As on date, the COVID related health infrastructure has been strengthened with the availability of 1,055 dedicated COVID Hospitals with 1,77,529 isolation beds, 23,168 ICU beds and 78,060 oxygen supported beds. Another 2,400 dedicated COVID Health Centres with 1,40,099 Isolation beds, 11,508 ICU beds and 51,371 oxygen supported beds have also been operationalised.

Moreover, 9,519 COVID Care Centres with 8,34,128 beds are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country. The Central Government has also provided 187.43 lakh N95 masks and 116.99 lakh Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to the States/ UTs / Central Institutions. (eom)

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