Srinagar, May 26: Health Ministry has said that the recovery rate of patients from COVID-19 infection has now gone up to 41.61 per cent which was 7.1 per cent in March this year.
According to news agency KINS, one of the top union health ministry official said that the fatality rate due to corona virus infection has come down from 3.30 percent to 2.87 per cent, which is amongst the lowest in the world. “Due to the lockdown and containment measures taken by the government, 10.7 cases per lakh population have been reported in India as compared to 69.9 COVID19 cases per lakh population for the world as a whole” they said.
The official said 4.5 deaths per lakh population have been reported for the world, while India has reported about 0.3 deaths per lakh population, which is amongst the lowest in the world.
The Health Ministry official also appealed to people to maintan hand hygiene and social distancing and wear masks while stepping out.
He said, there is a need to focus on prevention and containment measures to contain spread of COVID19 infection. He said, about fifty per cent of deaths reported among elderly people while 73 per cent reported in the patients with comorbidity.
Meanwhile ICMR, Director General has said that currently over one lakh samples for COVID-19 are being tested in a day. He said, the country has now 612 labs out of which 430 are government labs and 182 are private labs.(KINS)