With a record 15,968 coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours, the total count in India has risen to 4,56,183. The death toll has gone up to 14,476 as Covid-19 claimed 465 lives in 24 hours. According to Health Ministry figures released today morning, 2,58,684 have recovered so far while there are 1,83,022 active cases in the country. The recovery rate stands at 56.70% in India. About 10,500 patients recovered in past 24 hours.
Of the 465 fresh fatalities reported till today morning, 248 were in Maharashtra, 68 in Delhi, 39 in Tamil Nadu, 26 in Gujarat, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in West Bengal, nine each in Rajasthan and Haryana, eight each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, four each in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, three in Telangana, two each in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Uttarakhand. Kerala, Bihar and Puducherry have reported one COVID-19 fatality each.
On Tuesday, medical research body ICMR validated the 1,000th testing laboratory for Covid-19. Out of these 1,000 COVID-19 testing laboratories, 730 are in government setups and 270 laboratories are in the private sector.
Also, the number of RT-PCR tests for detection of coronavirus crossed the 75.5 lakh mark on Tuesday. As of June 23, a total of 73,52,911 samples have been tested and as many as 2,15,195 samples were tested in a day alone.