Coronavirus: India’s recovery rate climbs to 26 per cent, doubling rate slows down to 11 days

The Centre on Thursday said that the number of patients cured of Covid-19 in India has reached 8,324 – about 25 per cent of the all infected by the deadly virus.

The Union Health Ministry, its daily presser, claimed that India’s recovery rate has climbed from 13.06 per cent 14 days ago to 25.19 per cent by Thursday.

Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said that India has also been able to slow down the rate at which the Covid-19 cases were being doubled to 11 days. That means now it takes 11 days for Covid-19 cases to become 200 per cent as compared to 3.4 days before the lockdown.

The ministry also gave out a list of states which were doing better than the national average of doubling rate. As per the list, the doubling rate in states like Delhi, UP, J&K, Odhisha, Rajasthan and Punjab was between 11-20 days. Whereas Karnataka, Ladakh, Kerala and a few other states saw their cases double in 20-40 days.

The best performance in terms of taming the Covid-19 outbreak is currently bieng displayed by Assam, Telangana, Chattishgarh and Himachal Pradesh where the doubling rate is over 40 days.

States where doubling rate is better than the national average:

Between 11 days to 20 days
Delhi – 11.3 days,
UP – 12 days,
J&K – 12.2 days,
Odisha – 13 days,
Rajasthan – 17.8 days,
Tamil Nadu – 19.1 days,
Punjab – 19.5 days,

Between 20 days to 40 days
Karnataka-21.6 days,
Ladakh -24.2 days,
Haryana 24.4 days,
Uttarakhand-30.3 days,
Kerala -37.5 days

Above 40 days
Assam – 59 days,
Telangana – 70.8 days,
Chattisgarh – 89.7 days,
Himachal Pradesh – 191.6 days

As per health ministry data, India reported 1,744 new cases of coronavirus, taking the tally to 33,050. The number of people who have died due to Covid-19 in India is 1074 – a 3.2 per cent mortality rate.

Lav Aggarwal told media that almost half the Covid casualties in India were above the age of 60 and almost three-fourth – 78 per cent – patients suffered from co-morbidities or risk factors.

Globally, the current recovery rate from Covid-19 is 30.6 per cent and death rate is 7.1 per cent.

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