India’s coronavirus doubling time improves: Govt

New Delhi (NVI): The doubling time of coronavirus has sharply improved from 25.5 days in mid-August to nearly 73 days now, the Union Health Ministry said.

This is a result of reporting a progressively high increase in the COVID-19 recoveries and a persistent decline in the percentage active cases.

“India has come a long way from registering a doubling rate of 25.5 days in mid August to now registering a doubling rate of nearly 73 days (72.8 days),” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

The ministry added, this is the result of states and UTs collaborative action taken against COVID-19 under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive and high country wide testing and effective adherence of the ‘Standard Treatment Protocol’.

This is also the combined outcome of the selfless service and dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers and all other COVID-19 warriors.

In the last 24 hours, 81,514 new recoveries were registered in India. With this, the total number of recoveries are nearly 64 lakh in the country, the ministry said, adding that, “Higher number of single-day recoveries is also reflected in the continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which has crossed 87 per cent.”

Around ten states and UTs account for 79 per cent of the new recovered coronavirus cases. Maharashtra has contributed over 19,000 to the single-day recoveries followed by Karnataka with more than 8,000 recoveries, the ministry added.

So far, the country has reported over 73.07 lakh coronavirus cases, while the death toll in India stands at 1,11,266.

-RJV