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India's mortality rate is low, recovery rate is high: Health Ministry

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 • Telugu Comments
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Indias mortality rate is low, recovery rate is high: Health Ministry

India's track record on Covid-19 is good, the Union Health Ministry today suggested, putting out figures pertaining to cases per million, recovery rate and mortality rate.

"If the total population of the world is taken into account, we would see that 62 people per lakh population have been affected due to COVID-19. In India, 7.9 people per lakh population of this country got affected due to the virus," Lav Agarwal of the Health Ministry has been quoted as saying.

Talking about the mortality rate, he said, "4.2 people per lakh population across the world have died due to the coronavirus. In India, it is 0.2 deaths per lakh population," the official observed.

He iterated that the recovery rate among confirmed cases has been increasing with the progression of the lockdown. "When the first lockdown started, the recovery rate was around 7.1%. By the end of the second lockdown, it improved to 11.42%, and further rose to 26.59% in the third phase. Today, the recovery rate is 39.62%," he added.

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