Bengali Hunt Desk: The number of people infected with the corona virus in India has risen to 26,792. In the last 24 hours, 1,398 new cases have come to light. Besides, 361 people have returned home healthy. The Ministry of Health said in a regular press conference that the recovery rate in the country has increased to 22.18 percent.
Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry, said there were 17 districts in the country where no new cases had been reported in the past 28 days. He said three more districts have been added to the list of 16 districts since April 24. The districts are Gondira in Maharashtra, Devnagiri in Karnataka and Laxmisarai in Bihar.
The health ministry said no new cases were reported from the two districts in 28 days, while two new cases were reported. These two districts are Pilivit in Uttar Pradesh and SBS Nagar in Punjab. According to the Ministry of Health, no new cases have been reported in the last 14 days from 25 states and 65 Union Territories in the country.
In the press release, the ICMR advised the state to stop using rapid antibody test kits purchased from two Chinese companies. They were even instructed to return the kits. According to ICMR, there is a wide gap between the test results of Wondfo Biotech and Hunan Lituo Biotechnology Co's Rapid Test Kit.