More Covid tests, more found infected

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/11/2020 12:07:22 AM

NEW DELHI, July 10: Even as testing for Covid-19 touched a new high of 2,83,659, India on Friday reported the highest single day infections of 26,606 even as deaths have dipped to 475 and new hospitalisations accounted for 6896 patients while 19,136 recovered in the past 24 hours.
A total of 1.10 crore persons have been tested so far since March and the number of tests every day keeps growing -- 2.41 lakh on Tuesday to 2.63 lakh on Wednesday, 2.67 lakh on Thursday and now nearly 2.84 lakh. The number of persons found positive of the symptoms is also going up every day from 22,252 on Wednesday to 22,752 on Thursday and 26,606 on Friday.
The recovery rate also further improved to 62.42% of total infected as against 62.08 a day earlier. It was 61.53 on Wednesday.
So far 21,604 persons have succumbed to death from the dreaded virus while 4.96 lakh have been cured and discharged, leaving 2.77 lakh still under hospitalisation, the Health Ministry reported.



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