COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 87.56 per cent

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NEW DELHI: The country is witnessing a gradual trend of declining average daily COVID cases over the past five weeks. The tally of daily new cases has recorded a downturn with the figures coming down from almost 90 thousand daily cases a month back to only around 63 thousand new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

The resultant positive effect is also seen in terms of sharp decline in number of active cases which currently stands at nearly eight lakh four thousand. With nearly 70 thousand recoveries in the last 24 hours, only 10.92 per cent of the total reported cases in the country remain under hospitalisation or home isolation.

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The number of recoveries in the country continues it’s upward streak and is around eight times the number of active cases. The country continues to register steady growth in terms of COVID recoveries and has registered a cumulative recovery rate of 87.56 per cent.

With around 64 lakh 53 thousand recoveries so far, India continues to occupy the top global position in terms of number of recovered Corona patients. The Health Ministry has said that the Centre in close collaboration with the States and Union territories has adopted a graded strategy for COVID-19 management and public health response. It said, sustained efforts of TEST, TRACK, TRACE, TREAT and TECHNOLOGY is progressively yielding encouraging outcomes in the country’s fight against the pandemic.

India also continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population globally. Twenty two States and Union territories have recorded lower fatality rates per million of the population when compared to the national average.

The case fatality rate currently stands at 1.52 per cent with 895 deaths being reported in the last 24 hours.