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Updates on Covid-19

With the confirmation of 10,386 patients having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hrs, the total number of recovered patients is now 2,04,710. The recovery rate consequently rose to 53.79%. Currently, 1,63,248 active cases are under medical supervision.

The trend in the daily numbers shows an increasing rate of recovery, and an increasing gap between active and recovered cases. The increase in the proportion of recovered cases is a demonstration of India’s strategy of timely management of COVID-19.

Proactive measures like implementation of lockdown, sensitization of the general public to COVID appropriate behaviour by Government of India in coordination with the States/UTs, have significantly restricted the spread. The lockdown provided a breathing space for the government to ramp up the testing facilities and health infrastructure which ensured improved recovery rate by timely detection and clinical management of COVID-19 cases. This increasing gap is thus a result of the timely, graded, pre-emptive approach of the government to contain COVID19 and its implementation by countless frontline workers.

The number of government labs has been increased to 703 and private labs has been increased to 257 (A total of 960). The break-up is given as:

Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 541 (Govt: 349 + Private: 192)


TrueNat based testing labs: 345 (Govt: 328 + Private: 17)


CBNAAT based testing labs: 74 (Govt: 26 + Private: 48)


In the last 24 hours, 1,76,959 samples were tested. The total number of samples tested thus far is 64,26,627.

The Ministry released an advisory for managing Health care workers working in COVID and Non-COVID areas of the hospital which can be accessed at
Page 1 of 4 Dated 18th June, 2020 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division)

The Ministry has also issued an illustrated guide for COVID appropriate behaviour which can be accessed at

For all authentic & updated information on COVID-19 related technical issues, guidelines & advisories please regularly visit: and @MoHFW_INDIA .

Technical queries related to COVID-19 may be sent to and other queries on and @CovidIndiaSeva .

In case of any queries on COVID-19, please call at Ministry of Health & Family Welfare helpline no.: +91-11-23978046 or 1075 (Toll-free). List of helpline numbers of States/UTs on COVID-19 is also available at    .