While the number of COVID-19 cases in India is rising at an alarming speed, we can take comfort in the fact that the number of people getting cured and discharged is also steadily increasing. As of Friday, about 13 per cent of total coronavirus patients in the country have been reported to be cured or discharged. This is a significant rise from the last week's 8 per cent.
Maharastra and Kerala have recorded the highest number of recoveries from the deadly contagion. While nearly 10 per cent of the cases in Maharashtra has successfully recovered from the novel virus, In Kerala, 62 per cent of the total 395 cases, i.e 245 patients have beaten the virus.
However, for the national capital, this figure appears to be a glum. Delhi has reported a very low rate of recovery in COVID-19 positive patients with just 51 people out of the total 1640 cases reported to recover. Just 3 per cent of coronavirus cases in Delhi have recovered. 38 people have died in Delhi so far.
The recovery rate in Madhya Pradesh is also is abysmally low with just 64 of 1120 coronavirus cases said to have made a recovery. This accounts for roughly 6 per cent.
In Tamil Nadu, which has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, 180 people have recovered out of a total of 1267 cases which roughly comes to 14 per cent.
On Friday morning, the Union health ministry reported 724 new COVID-19 positive cases and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours in India. This surge has brought the total number of cases in the country to 11,201.
Out of the total 13,387 cases, 1,748 people have been cured or discharged from hospitals and 427 people have died.