COVID-19 recoveries cross 1 million in India: Health Ministry

Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, Ministry of Health

New Delhi (NVI): More than 1 million people have recovered from Covid-19 in the country. This landmark recovery has been achieved because of the selfless work and dedication of our doctors, nurses and frontline workers, Health Ministry today said.

“The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India has been rising continuously and in the past week recoveries clocked more than 34,000,” Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, Ministry of Health said at a media briefing.

The recovery rate has shown positive trends. It was 7.85 percent in April and today it is 64.4 percent, he added.

Sixteen states of the country have a recovery rate that is more than the national average.

“Delhi has recovery rate of 88 percent, Ladakh 80 percent, Haryana 78 percent, Assam 76 percent, Telangana 74 percent, Tamil Nadu & Gujarat 73 percent, Rajasthan 70 percent, MP 69 percent and Goa 68 percent,” Bhushan said.

He further said that Indian case fatality rate (CFR) for Covid-19 has been falling. “CFR was 3.33% in June. Today it is 2.21%,” he said.

It was informed that on June 4 the number of recoveries stood at 1 lakh which rose to 3,47,978 on June 25 before it crossed the 10 lakh mark on July 29..

In addition to this, India’s testing rate is now more than the WHO’s standard of a minimum of 140 tests per million of population. Indian conducted five lakh tests for three successive days on July 25, 26, 27. Many states also have a testing rate of more than 140 tests per million.

-CHK