COVID-19: Recovery Rate climbs up to 62.42%



The Union Health Ministry said that the national fatality rate for coronavirus patients has declined to 2.72 per cent.

The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,51, while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed.

States with more than 10,000 cases include Gujarat with 39,194 cases and 2,008 deaths, Uttar Pradesh (32,362), Rajasthan (22,563), Madhya Pradesh (16,341), West Bengal (25,911), Haryana (19,369), Karnataka (31,105), Andhra Pradesh (23,814), Telangana (30,946), Assam (14,032) and Bihar (13,944) cases.

The total cases in country now stand at 7,93,802 cases with 21,604 deaths.

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India's novel coronavirus tally on Friday inched close to 8 lakh mark with the biggest ever single day spike of 26,506 fresh cases in the past 24 hours while 475 more lives were lost in the same period. With recoveries closing in on the five lakh-mark, the country's recovery rate now stands at 62.42%.

Recent policy changes like allowing all registered medical practitioners to recommend testing for COVID and introduction of rapid antigen point of care testing along with RT-PCR has substantially bolstered the COVID-19 tests in the country, the ministry said. There was a 19 per cent change in deaths over the past seven days and 20.3 per cent change in inactive cases, the daily added.

The ministry added "The number of active cases in the country right now is 283,407". The United States remained the worst affected country as it recorded at least 62,500 new Covid-19 cases on Friday in a record daily increase for the third consecutive day.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed almost 555,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since emerging in China last December. The gap between the recovered and active cases is widening and has crossed 2 lakhs.

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The ministry official further said people over 60 years account for 53 per cent of India's COVID-19 -inked deaths.

Tamil Nadu, at number two, now houses 1,26,581 confirmed cases of contagion with the state's death toll mounting to 1,765. A total of 19,873 new patients were cured in last 24 hours, said the health ministry.

A total of eight USA states - Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin - also reached records for single-day infections.

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Out of the total number of covid cases, 2,59,557 are active while 4,39,948 have been either cured, discharged or migrated. New Delhi and Mumbai each has about 100,000 cases, with 3,000 dead in the capital and almost 5,000 in Mumbai.

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