With the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in the country nearly 60%, the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has attributed the fact to the collective and focussed efforts of the Centre and states for containment and management of the pandemic. As on date, there are 1,19,696 more recovered patients than Covid-19 active cases. The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 2,15,125, while 3,35,271 patients have been cured/discharged. A total of 13,099 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. The country›s total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 5,66,840.
Maharashtra has been the most affected in the country by this epidemic. In the last 24 hours, 4,878 new cases have been registered in the state and 245 people have died, the total number of people affected has increased to 1,74,761 and the death toll from this deadly virus has increased to 7,855. While 1,951 patients discharged in a single day takes the total to 90,911 Covid-19 patients discharged after full recovery, the recovery rate in the state is 52.02%. In Maharashtra, out of 9,66,723 laboratory samples, 1,74,761 have been tested positive (18.07%) for Covid-19. Currently in the state, 5,78,033 people are in home quarantine and 38,866 people are in institutional quarantine. Lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended till 31 July.
Followed by Maharashtra, Delhi remains the second worst affected state. In the past 24 hours, Delhi recorded 2,199 cases of Covid-19; the total number of cases has now increased to 87,360. In the past 24 hours, 62 patients died, taking the total number of deaths in Delhi to 2,742.In the past 24 hours, 2,113 people recovered, taking the total number of those recovered till date to 58,348.
In Tamil Nadu, 3,943 fresh Covid-19 positive cases were identified and 60 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases rose to 90,167, including 38,889 active cases, 50,074 discharged cases and 1,201 deaths. In Gujarat, too, the corona outbreak is in full swing and the number of infected has reached 32,639 with 620 new cases reported during the last 24 hours — 20 patients have lost their lives taking the total death due to Covid-19 in the state to 1,848.
Meanwhile, the country›s “first” indigenous Covid-19 vaccine COVAXIN, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR and NIV, has got the nod for human clinical trials from the Drug Controller General of India.