The cumulative share of active COVID cases in the country has declined to comprise nearly 14.09 per cent of the total reported cases. The Health Ministry has informed that currently over 35 lakh 16 thousand people are reported to be suffering from the viral infection and are either hospitalised or are under home isolation.
In the last 24 hours, the nation registered 2 lakh 81 thousand 386 new COVID cases. With this, the recovery rate has further improved to stand at 84.81 per cent.
Since yesterday over 3 lakh 78 thousand people have either been discharged from hospitals or are reported to have been completely cured. So far, over 2 crore 11 lakh people have recovered from the COVID-19 infection in the country. Ten States including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat & Kerala continue to be the major hotspots of the viral pandemic. Nearly 75 per cent of the new cases are reported from these 10 states. The Health Ministry has informed that four thousand 106 COVID related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative toll to 2 lakh 74 thousand 390.
With a special focus on the 5-point principle of ‘Test, Track, Treat, Isolate & Vaccinate’, the number of cumulative COVID-19 testing reported by Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has surpassed the figure of 31 crore 64 lakh. The apex medical research body has informed that in the past 24 hours more than 15 lakh 73 thousand samples were tested in the country. As of today, two thousand 542 laboratories are engaged in the work of testing COVID samples across the country which includes one thousand 252 government and one thousand 290 private labs.