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Jul 06, 2020
8:42PM

COVID-19 tests cross one crore mark in country; recovery rate improves to around 61%

PTI
The Union Government today said, a total of 4, 24, 433 people affected by Coronavirus have recovered in the country so far.

In the past 24 hours, 15,350 people recovered from COVID-19 and with this, the recovery rate reached 60.86 per cent.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, a total of 24, 248 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 6,97, 413.

In a single day, 425 deaths were reported taking the nationwide toll to 19,693. Presently, the total number of active Corona cases in the country is 2,53,287.

Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said a total of 3,46, 459 samples were tested for Coronavirus by various laboratories in the country in the last 24 hours.

So far 1,01,35, 525 tests have been conducted.

ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for COVID-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories.

As of now, total 1,105 laboratories across India have been given approval to conduct the test for COVID-19 including 788 government laboratories and 317 private laboratory chains.

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