India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health Ministry

RSTV Bureau
Filephoto: Doctors preparing for the treatment of Coronavirus

Filephoto: Doctors preparing for the treatment of Coronavirus

The coronavirus recovery rate in India is progressively increasing and has reached 48.19%. During the last 24 hours, 4,835 COVID-19 patients have been cured. A total of 91,818 patients have been cured of COVID-19.

The recovery rate on 18th May was 38.29 %. On 3rd May it was 26.59 %. On 15th April it was 11.42 %.

Presently there are 93,322 active cases in the country which are under active medical supervision.

The case fatality rate is 2.83%. On 18th May, the case fatality rate was 3.15%. On 3rd May, it was 3.25 %. On 15th April it was 3.30 %. A steady decline can be seen in the case fatality rate in the country.

The relatively low death rate is attributed to the continued focus on surveillance, timely case identification and clinical management of the cases.

Two specific trends are thus noticed, while the recovery rate is increasing on one hand, case fatality is going down on the other.

The testing capacity has increased in the country through 472 Government and 204 private laboratories (total 676 laboratories). Cumulatively, 38,37,207 samples have been tested so far for COVID-19, whereas, 1,00,180 samples were tested yesterday.