India’s Covid-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health ministry

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health ministry

NEW DELHI: India’s


recovery rate has been improving and stands at 48.19 per cent now, whereas the rate of fatality has seen a steady decline to reach 2.83 per cent, the Union

health ministry

said on Monday as the death toll rose to 5,394 and the number of infections climbed to 1,90,535.

The country has registered a record single-day spike of 8,392 cases and 230 deaths till Monday 8am and is now the seventh worst-hit nation by the Covid-19 pandemic, after US, Brazil, Russia, UK, Spain and Italy.

The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered so far, of whom 4,835 cured in the last 24 hours.

Read our coronavirus live blog for all the latest news and updates“The recovery rate in the country is progressively increasing and has reached 48.19 per cent among Covid-19 patients,” the ministry said.

The recovery rate has improved from 11.42 per cent on April 15 to 26.59 per cent on May 3 and to 38.29 per cent on May 18, the ministry said.

Coronavirus outbreak: Complete coveragePresently, there are 93,322 active cases in the country which are under active medical supervision.

The case fatality rate is 2.83 per cent as against 6.19 per cent globally, the ministry said.

From 3.30 per cent on April 15, India’s Covid-19 fatality rate declined to 3.25 per cent on May 3 and came down further to 3.15 per cent on May 18.

More on Covid-19“A steady decline can be seen in the case fatality rate in the country. The relatively low death rate is attributed to the continued focus on surveillance, timely case identification and clinical management of the cases,” the ministry said.

“Two specific trends are thus noticed, while the recovery rate is increasing on one hand, case fatality is going down on the ot

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