COVID-19 recoveries cross 5-lakh mark in India
Over a five-lakh COVID-19 patient have recovered from the infection in India, a statement by the union health ministry informed on Saturday.
The ministry in its release stated that a total of 5,15,385 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far.
A total of 19,870 patients having been cured and discharged in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.
"The recovered cases outnumber active cases by 2,31,978 and the recovery rate has further improved to 62.78 per cent," the ministry added.
It further informed that there are 2,83,407 active cases and all are under medical supervision, with severe cases being admitted in hospitals and pre-symptomatic patients and those showing moderate symptoms in home isolation, the ministry said.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) further informed that a cumulative total of 1,13,07,002 swab samples have been tested for COVID-19 till Friday, of which 2,82,511 were tested during the day.
"The per day tests are demonstrating a steep upward trend with 2,82,511 samples tested yesterday. As on date, the Test per Million (TPM) for the country stands at 8,193," the ministry said.