India’s Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 28.17%

India’s recovery rate increased to 28.17 per cent but the count of cases and deaths due to coronavirus has mounted to 46,711. ANI reports.

At the regular media briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the country, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said that 1,020 patients have been cured in the last 24 hours.

‘So, we have total 12,726 cured people now. Our recovery rate has reached 27.41 per cent and 32,138 patients are under active medical supervision. In the last 24 hours, 3,900 new cases of coronavirus have been registered, taking the total cases to 46,433,’ he said.

‘In the last 24 hours, 195 people died of coronavirus. Now, the total death count has reached 1,568. In the last 24 hours, we witnessed the highest increase in cases and deaths,’ he added.

However, according to the revised list of figures issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the recovery rate has reached 28.17 per cent. The total number of cases has risen to 46,711 and the death toll has risen to 1,583. The number of people who have been cured stands at 13,160.Giving reasons for spike in cases and deaths, Agarwal said that it was due to better availability of data from some states.

‘We were not receiving reports of cases or deaths on time from some states. We persuaded them to share these details with us after which the cases have been reported and we have seen a spike in death cases today. We are dealing with an infectious disease. That is why timely reporting of cases and their management is crucial. This gap was noticed in some states, which is being addressed after due persuasion,’ he said.

Agarwal stressed that it is important to effectively implement contact tracing, active case search and clinical management of cases.’Lockdown has yielded very positive results. We start with the case doubling rate of four and as of now we have cases doubling rate of 12,’ he said.

Maharashtra continues to have he most number of COVID-19 cases with 14,541 patients of which, 2,465 have been cured or discharged while 583 people have succumbed to the virus.Gujarat has the second-highest number of the coronavirus positive cases in the country – 5,804 — including 1,195 patients cured or discharged and 319 deaths.Delhi’s count stands at 4,898 of which 1,431 patients have recovered while 64 patients have succumbed to the virus.
Madhya Pradesh has a total of 3,049 positive cases including 1,000 patients, who have recovered and discharged. The state has recorded 176 fatalities due to the virus so far.

Meanwhile,the Group of Ministers had in-depth deliberation on containment strategy and management aspects of COVID-19 as well as the measures being taken by the Center and various states.Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank interacted with students through webinar and announced the dates of pending entrance examinations. The report said.