From Our Bureau
6TH JULY 2020
India witnessed a big surge in COVID-19 positive cases with 24,248 fresh cases reported on Monday, taking the country’s cumulative tally to 6,97,413. The death toll climbed to 19,693, with 425 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Consistent and focussed efforts for containment and management of COVID-19 by Government of India along with the States/Union Territories have led to the number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients increasing to 4,24,433 as of today. During the last 24 hours, 15,350 COVID-19 patients have been cured.
There are 1,71,146 more recovered patients than COVID-19 active cases. This takes the national recovery rate amongst COVID-19 cases to 60.86 percent. There are 2,53,287 active cases under medical supervision.
In a significant achievement, the number of COVID tests has crossed the 10 million (1 crore) milestone in the country.
This signifies the importance accorded to widespread testing and the focussed “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy with several follow-up measures taken in tandem by the Government of India and the States/UTs.
During the last 24 hours 3,46,459 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now, is 1,01,35,525.
This has resulted in reduced positivity in the country. Currently, the national Positivity Rate stands at 6.73 per cent. Tests per million population were 6,850.
This achievement has also been possible by the continuously expanding network of testing labs throughout the country. As on date, more than 1,105 labs have enabled people to undergo COVID tests. There are 788 labs in the government sector and 317 private labs.
The various kinds of tests for COVID-19 and the labs providing these include: Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 592 (Govt: 368 + Private: 224), TrueNat based testing labs: 421 (Govt: 387 + Private: 34) and CBNAAT based testing labs: 92 (Govt: 33 + Private: 59). (eom)