New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the increasing pace of coronavirus cases, the recovery rate in the country is also improving day by day. With 10,386 patients being recovered from the deadly COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, the total number of recovered patients in the country crossed the 2 lakh-mark to reach 2,04,710 on Friday.

With this the recovery rate in the country also improved to 53.79 per cent from 52.96 per cent. The Health Ministry said in a release that the trend in daily numbers shows an increasing rate of recovery and an increasing gap between active and recovered cases.

The health ministry cited timely measures and lockdown for the increase in the proportion of recovered cases. However, the country recorded highest single-day spike of over 13,000 new infections during the last 24 hours taking India’s COVID-19 tally to 3,80,532 on Friday.

The toll death toll has also gone up to 12,573 with 336 persons succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the number of government labs has increased to 703 and private labs to 257 taking the total number of labs in the country to 960. The health ministry also said that 1,76,959 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the total number of samples tested so far is 64,26,627.

In view of the increasing cases, the Supreme Court on Friday took note of the differences in coronavirus testing charges in various states, asking the Centre to decide on the issue.

A three-judge bench -- comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah -- also said that states should set up panel of experts to inspect hospitals to ensure proper care the patients. The bench said that it would pass the order later and observed that there should be uniformity in COVID-19 testing charge in all states.

"Discharge policy needs to be followed uniformly across the country. We will issue necessary directions so that government directive is uniformly implemented," Justice Ashok Bhushan was quoted as saying by the Bar and Bench.

Posted By: Talib Khan