India’s Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 62.42 pc, fatality rate at 2.72 pc

The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the Covid-19 death rate in 30 states and Union Territories is lower than the national average fatality rate of 2.72%, underlining an upward trend in recoveries driven by effective clinical management of positive cases.

On Friday, India witnessed yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 Covid-19 cases pushing its total tally to 7,93,802. The death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection on Thursday.

Of over 7 lakh cases, there are 2,76,682 active cases under medical supervision. The national recovery rate was 62.42 percent.

“The improvement in recovery rate is the result of a combination of preemptive, proactive and graded steps taken by the Centre in collaboration with the states and UTs,” the ministry said.

From 2.82% a month earlier, India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72% which is lower than that of many other countries, the ministry said.
The 30 states and UTs that reported even a lower death rate included Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh.

“Aggressive testing that ensures early detection of patients, home isolation for the mild/pre-symptomatic patients, effective clinical management of the severe cases, ramped up hospital infrastructure and regular and seamless coordination between the Centre and states and UTs have together resulted in the continuously rising recovery rate in the country,” the ministry said.

At present, there are 1,218 dedicated Covid hospitals, 2,705 dedicated Covid healthcare centres and 10,301 Covid care Centres.