India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves to over 51pc as total cases reach 332,424

NEW DELHI (XINHUA) – The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India increased to 51.07 per cent yesterday, India’s Federal Health Ministry said.

“Till now, 169,797 patients have been cured and 153,106 patients are under active medical supervision,” the ministry said.

During the last 24 hours, 11,502 fresh positive cases and 325 deaths were reported in the country. The nationwide toll has risen to 9,520.

Meanwhile, according to top health research body Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), until yesterday, 5.7 million samples have been tested.

Of the total cases in the country, Maharashtra tops the tally with 107,958 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat.

With the rising cases in Delhi remaining a big concern, Federal Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting yesterday to review the management for COVID-19 in the National Capital Region, which included Delhi and parts of neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Globally, India is now the fourth worst-hit country by COVID-19 pandemic.

Passengers at the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. PHOTO: AFP