Covid | ‘84% recovery rate; 77% active cases in 10 states’: Health ministry

UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the country's Covid-19 recovery rate is 84%. The ministry added that 77% of the active cases are concentrated in 10 states and 48% of the total deaths are concentrated in 25 districts of 8 states. “Active cases below 10 lakh for last 2 weeks, recovery rate is at 84%. The average daily Covid-19 positivity rate has been coming down. New recoveries have been more than new cases in recent days,” Health Ministry Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan said. He added, “50% of total active cases in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. 77% of the total active cases in the country are in 10 states. Speaking on the fatality rate, Bhushan said, “48% of total deaths are concentrated in 25 districts of 8 states. Out of these 25 districts, 15 of them are in Maharashtra. The Health Ministry is in talks with these states to control Covid deaths. The target is to bring the fatality rate of the country below 1%.”

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