India’s COVID-19 recovery rate over 58%: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

factcheckerindia99 | 27th June, 2020 | 0 | Corona Updates

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan  said on Saturday that the recovery rate has improved, recording a surge of over 58% in the country. He also confirmed that out of five lakh people who tested positive for coronavirus, 3 lakh people have already recovered.

“Our recovery rate has gone above 58 percent and out of the total five lakh confirmed patients around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID-19. The rest are also on the road to recovery and will hopefully return to their homes safe and sound,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

He made this remark at the Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting through video conferencing on COVID-19. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were also present in the meeting

He further said that 85 percent of the patients came from eight states and Union Territories and not just this “over 87 percent of the unfortunate deaths due to the disease also came from these eight states.””Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3 per cent which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to nearly 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

He further said that the mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less, and the doubling rate has come down to near 19 days.

“Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3 percent which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to nearly 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown,” Vardhan said.

India on Saturday crossed 5 lakh-mark with record highest spike of 18,552 cases of coronavirus reported in the country in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry. Also, with 384 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total deaths inched closer to the 16,000-mark. With this, the total number of active cases is 1,97,387 while a total of 2,95,880 people have been cured or discharged from hospitals.

(With ANI inputs)

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