Nearly 100% increase in India’s Covid-19 recoveries in past month, says health ministry
With more than five million recoveries in a caseload of over six million, India currently has a recovery rate of 82.58%. India also has the highest number of recovered cases in the world, contributing more than 20% of total global recoveries.Updated: Sep 29, 2020, 08:38 IST
The Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday said India had witnessed close to 100% increase in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) recoveries in the past month.
The ministry further said more than 82% of India’s coronavirus patients had recovered from the disease and were discharged.
“India has witnessed close to 100% increase in recoveries in the past month. More than 82% of total cases (exceeding 50 lakhs) recovered and discharged. Active cases (lower than ten lakhs) a small proportion (less than 1/5th) of total cases,” the ministry said.
According to the health ministry’s dashboard, India’s Covid-19 count currently stands at 6,074,702, only behind that of the United States and ahead of Brazil. However, of these, 5,016,520 are recovered cases, giving India a recovery rate of 82.58%.
India’s recovered cases are also the highest in the world, contributing more than 20% of total global recoveries. Globally, more than 24 million have recovered from the disease, in a caseload of over 33 million, as per worldometers.
The United States and Brazil have the second and third-highest recovered cases in the world, followed by Russia and Colombia.
India’s active cases and deaths, meanwhile, contribute 15.85% and 1.57% respectively to its total number of Covid-19 cases. While the number of active cases is 962,640, the death toll stands at 95,542.
The country is currently in the fourth stage of nationwide unlock, which began on September 1 and will end on September 30. It started unlocking from June 1 after four phases of strict nationwide lockdown from March 25 to May 31.