Recovered COVID patients exceed active cases by over 1 lakh: Govt

New Delhi: The gap between recoveries and active cases of COVID-19 has crossed 1,00,000, the Union health ministry said on Sunday as coronavirus cases in India mounted to 5,28,859 and the death toll rose to 16,095.

The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 1,06,661 as on Saturday, the ministry said.

A total of 3,09,712 patients have been cured of COVID-19 so far with 13,832 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours, it said.

"The recovery rate is 58.56 per cent amongst COVID-19 patients," the ministry said.

"The graded, pre-emptive and pro-active steps taken by the Government of India along with the states and UTs for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are showing encouraging results," it said in a statement.

Presently, there are 2,03,051 active cases and all are under active medical supervision, it said.

India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 749 in the government sector and 287 private labs. "Daily more than 2,00,000 samples are being tested. The samples tested in the last 24 hours have further increased to 2,31,095. The total number of samples tested, as on date, is 82,27,802," the statement has stated.

As on June 28, the COVID related health infrastructure has been strengthened with the availability of 1,055 dedicated COVID Hospitals with 1,77,529 isolation beds, 23,168 ICU beds and 78,060 oxygen supported beds, it said.

Meanwhile, eith the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) announcing the guidelines for two standard COVID-19 health insurance policies with uniform features, terms and conditions, the insurance companies will offer 'Corona Kavach' and 'Cornoa Rakshak' from July 10 and help people with better health insurance coverage in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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