There were 29,429 fresh Covid-19 cases, for the first time, and 582 deaths across the country in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.
The health ministry had said on Tuesday the daily growth rate of newer Covid-19 cases is declining each day and that it recorded the daily growth rate for newer cases at 3.24%.
“If we see in the month of March, the daily growth rate of Covid cases was 31.28%, in May it was 9.27% and further reduced to 4.82% in May end and if we see the figures of July 12, the growth rate for newer cases is at 3.24%. There is a progressive decline in the daily growth rate of new cases,” Rajesh Bhushan, the health ministry’s officer on special duty, said.
According to the central government, there are 20 states and Union territories (UTs) which have a recovery rate percentage more than the national average.
Some of these states include Madhya Pradesh (73), Haryana (76), Tripura (71), Rajasthan (75), Delhi (80), Chandigarh (72), Chhattisgarh (76), Uttarakhand (79), Ladakh (UT) (87), Himachal Pradesh (76), Assam (64.87), Tamil Nadu (64.66) Uttar Pradesh (64), Odisha (67), Mizoram (64.94), Punjab (68.94), Bihar (69.09), Gujarat (70) and Assam (65).
The health ministry has said testing is being increased every day and the laboratory network in the country further strengthened with 1,206 labs in the country.
There are 22 states which are conducting more than 140 tests per day per million population, it added.