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    Recoveries outnumber daily COVID-19 cases; over 2 crore people recovered so far

    Recoveries outnumber daily COVID-19 cases; over 2 crore people recovered so far

    Recoveries outnumber daily COVID-19 cases; over 2 crore people recovered so far
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    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Updated)

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    The country has reported 3,43,144 new cases in a single day.

    In a silver lining, people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours have outnumbered the daily cases. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, 3,44,776 people were discharged from the hospital in the last 24 hours, thus taking the total number of recoveries to 2,00,79,599. The recovery rate rises to 83.50 percent.
    Also, the new COVID-19 cases in India are lower than the last two days. The country has reported 3,43,144 new cases in a single day. The total tally rose to 2,40,46,809, the data updated at 8 am on Friday showed.
    The positivity rate is below 20 percent for the fourth straight day. It is at 18.30 percent against 19.45 percent, a day before.
    The active cases witnessed a fall after seeing a rise yesterday. It’s down by 5,632, taking the total number of active cases to 37,04,893, the data showed.
    The death toll rose to 2,62,317 with 4,000 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the ministry said. The mortality rate remains at 1.09 percent for the tenth straight day.
    India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on May 4.
    According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 31,13,24,100 samples tested up to May 13 for COVID-19. Of these, 18,75,515 samples were tested on May 13.
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