20,917 people have been cured so far; recovery rate now at 31.15%: Health Ministry

A total of 20,917 people have been cured across the country so far. This takes total recovery rate from COVID-19 infection to 31.15%, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 67,152. In last 24 hours, an increase of 4,213 COVID-19 positive cases have been noted in India, the Ministry said.

Appreciating the work of the various medical professionals, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the country is proud of the medical practitioners for the resilience shown by them in dealing with COVID-19, especially in the last three months. He again appealed to the nation that the doctors and healthcare workers should not be targeted; instead they should be lauded for their efforts in helping the public at large. He said that doctors, nurses, healthcare workers deserve our respect, support and cooperation to keep the fight against COVID-19.