For the 13thday in an “unbroken string”, India has maintained its steady trend of clocking less than 10 lakh active cases of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. It also said that an average of 11.5 lakh testsfor detection of coronavirus infection were done on a daily basis during the past ten days
From merely one in January 2020, India’s total tests for detection of COVID-19 have crossed7.89 croreso far. There has been a commensurate dip in the COVID-19 positivity rate.
Very high levels of testing lead to early identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment of COVID-19 cases. These have eventually resulted in a sustained low fatality rate which has dropped to 1.55 percent.
India’s steady trend of posting high level of daily recoveries also continues with 82,260 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours in the country. In contrast, 75,829 new cases of COVID-19have been reported.
India’s total recoveries crossed 55 lakh(55,09,966) on Sunday. Higher number of single-day recoveries is reflected in the continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which is at present84.13 percent.