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COVID-19: UP, MP record over 50% recovery; overall rate rises to 41.6%

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The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India has seen an improvement– 41.6% in recent weeks, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It is the highest so far in recent days. When first lockdown was imposed, the recovery rate was 7.1%, followed by 11.42% and 26.59% in second and third lockdown respectively, as per the official data.

A total of 4,167 people have lost their life as coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country. As per the official figure, the total number of coronavirus cases has surged past 1.45 lakh.

On May 18, when lockdown 4.0 commenced, India’s recovery rate was 38%, Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, health ministry, said as per a MINT report “When the first lockdown started, then the recovery rate was around 7.1%. The recovery rate during the second lockdown was 11.42%, which further rose to 26.59%,” he said.

Meanwhile, some States like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have also witnessed recovery rate of over 50 percent–more than in last some weeks. MP has reported a 51% recovery rate among Covid-19 patients while Rajasthan at 54% and UP has the best recovery rate among the three states–56%, followed by Rajasthan at 54%, and MP at 51%.

In all these states, the number of active cases is hence below the number of recovered patients.

Among the worst affected countries due to Corona, India is at 10th position. India has so far reported a healthy recovery rate and far lesser number of deaths than that of other countries in the group.

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