India's COVID-19 Recovery Rate Almost 30% : Health Ministry

Publish On: 09 May, 2020 09:58 AM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

On Friday, India’s coronavirus recovery rate has increased to nearly 30 per cent even as the total number of COVID-19 cases cross the 56,000 mark, as per the health ministry. According to data released, there are  216 districts in the country that have not reported new cases of infection.

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“In the last 24 hours, there were 3,390 new Covid-19 positive cases and 1,273 recoveries. The recovery percentage is now 29.36%. Till now, 16,540 patients have been cured and 37,916 patients are under active medical supervision,” said Lav Agrawal, joint secretary, health ministry.

He said that out of the total number of coronavirus cases, 3.2 per cent are under active medical care and on oxygen support, 4.7 per cent are in ICU (intensive care unit) support and 1.1 per cent of patients are on ventilator support.

“216 districts have not reported any case. 42 districts have not reported any positive case since 28 days, 29 districts have not reported any new case since 21 days, 36 districts have not reported fresh coronavirus case since the last 14 days and 46 districts have not reported a new case for 7 days,” Agarwal said.

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As of Friday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 56,000 and the death toll reached 1,886. Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state surged to more than 17,900.

As per the data released by the Union health ministry, so far, there are a total of 56,342 COVID-19 cases in the country-- with an increase of 3,392 from Thursday.