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

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NEW DELHI, June 15 (Xinhua) — The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India increased to 51.07 percent on Monday, the country’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 Monday morning, 5.7 million samples have been tested, while during the last 24 hours, 115,519 samples were 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 will hold a meeting Monday to review the management for COVID-19 in the National Capital Region, which includes Delhi and parts of neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Globally, India is now the fourth worst-hit country by COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem

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