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    Covid-19 recovery rate at 41.61% as compared to 11.4% on April 15: Govt

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    Presenting statistics on India’s Covid-19 management, the ministry of health and family welfare said on Tuesday that India’s recovery rate improved to 41.61% on May 26, in the fourth stage of the lockdown, from 7.1% on March 25, when the lockdown started, and 11.42% on April 15 when the second lockdown was imposed.

    NEW DELHI: Successive lockdowns since March have helped India to drastically improve its Covid-19 recovery rate and reduce the case fatality rate, the government claimed.

    Presenting statistics on India’s Covid-19 management, the ministry of health and family welfare said on Tuesday that India’s recovery rate improved to 41.61% on May 26, in the fourth stage of the lockdown, from 7.1% on March 25, when the lockdown started, and 11.42% on April 15 when the second lockdown was imposed.

    The government said the fatality rate had gone down to 2.87% now from 3.3% on April 15. “Our fatality rate is among the lowest in the world,” said joint secretary (health) Lav Agarwal.

    The ministry also compared the number of cases reported per lakh of population. “India has one of the lowest number of cases reported per lakh of population in the world,” Agarwal said. While India reported 10.7 cases per lakh of population, the average world figure is 69.9 cases. Spain has reported 504.6 cases per lakh of population, the US 496.8 cases and Belgium 499.8.
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