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COVID19 Recovery Rate In India Is 41.61 Per Cent: MoHFW

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  • The recovery rate continues to improve and presently it is 41.61 percent.
  • The fatality rate is one among the lowest in the world, and it is at 2.87 percent now.
  • 69.9 cases per million population have been reported worldwide, India has 10.7 cases per million population.

Mumbai: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday that the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in India has improved significantly, while the death rate is one of the lowest in the world.

“A total of 60,490 patients have recovered so far from COVID-19. The recovery rate continues to improve and presently it is 41.61 percent. The fatality rate is one among the lowest in the world, and it is at 2.87 percent now,” Luv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health said. 

Aggarwal further said that COVID-19 cases in India are being reported at a rate much lower than the world average.

“If 69.9 cases per million population have been reported worldwide, India has 10.7 cases per million population,” he said, adding that the comparison was based on absolute numbers.

Agarwal said that lockdowns, social distancing, and other guidelines have helped India perform better than other countries in dealing with the crisis.

 “Spain has 504 cases per lakh population, Belgium 499 per lakh, America has 486 cases per lakh, while in the lower end of the spectrum to Mexico, has 52.2 cases per lakh population.”

The Joint Secretary stated that India’s death rate due to COVID-19 is much lower than other countries in other respects.

“While each death reported is traumatic, the worldwide death rate is seen at 6.4 percent (due to COVID-19), therefore, India has the lowest death rate among countries with the most cases,” he said.

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Total number of coronavirus cases in India crosses 700

No.of Cases in India Infected: 724 Death: 17 Recovered: 66

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