New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that 1823 new cases and 67 deaths were reported across the country in the last 24 hours. Also Read - Coronavirus: 1813 Cases, 71 Deaths in 24 Hours; India’s Tally Rises to 31787, Says Health Ministry

The Health ministry also stated that the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has gone up to 33610 including 24162 active cases, 8373 cured, discharged, migrated and 1075 deaths. Also Read - COVID-19 in India: Health Ministry Pitches For Home Isolation of Mild, Pre-symptomatic Cases, Issues Guidelines

The Health Ministry also said that the recovery rate is now 25.19%, adding that a progressive recovery rate has been observed in the country. Also Read - Coronavirus: No Fresh Case in 85 Districts in 14 Days; Total Tally at 27,892; Recovery Rate 22.17%, Says Health Ministry

Addressing a press conference, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases stands at 25.19% which was 13.06% 14 days ago.

“Fatality rate is 3.2%. Comorbidities was found in COVID-19 patients in 78% of the deaths. Doubling rate of the cases has now increased to 11 days,” Agarwal said.

He also said that as far as testing and treatment protocol is concerned, all have to use RTP-CR test only.

On the other hand, the Union Home Ministry said that the Central Team in Hyderabad has found that the state has adequate number of testing kits and PPE. “The state is using an end-to-end IT dashboard to track patients right from testing to discharge,” Home Ministry Joint Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava said.

Replying to a query on Centre considering proposal by many state governments for running special trains to transport stranded people like students and migrant labourers, she said that the directives as of now from the government are to use buses only.