From Our Bureau
5TH JULY 2020
India witnessed a big surge in COVID-19 positive cases with 24,850 fresh cases, the highest score for a single day, reported on Sunday, taking the country’s cumulative tally to 6,73,175. The death toll climbed to 19,268, with 613 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Collective and focused efforts for containment and management of COVID-19 by the Government of India along with the States/Union Territories have led to the number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients rising to 4,09,083 as of today. During the last 24 hours, 14,856 COVID-19 patients have been cured.
So far, there are 1,64,269 more recovered patients than COVID-19 active cases. This takes the national Recovery Rate amongst COVID-19 to 60.77 percent.
There are 2,44,814 active cases under medical supervision.
The testing lab network in the country continues to expand. There are as many as 1,100 labs in the country, comprising 786 labs in the government sector and 314 private labs. These include: Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 591 (Govt: 368 + Private: 223), TrueNat based testing labs: 417 (Govt: 385 + Private: 32) and CBNAAT based testing labs: 92 (Govt: 33 + Private: 59).
Thanks to focussed “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy, coupled with various measures recently taken to remove hurdles for COVID-19 testing, there has been a steady rise in the samples tested every day. During the last 24 hours, 2,48,934 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as on date, is 97,89,066. (eom)