BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry in its daily press briefing on Thursday informed that the recovery rate of coronavirus cases in the country has improved from 13.06 per cent to 25 per cent in last 14 days.
“Recovery rate of #COVID19 cases stands at 25.19% which was 13.06% 14 days ago,” said Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.
The health ministry added that 8,324 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far.
Meanwhile, the doubling rate of cases has now surged to 11 days and the fatality rate stands at 3.2 per cent.
“Current doubling rate in COVID-19 cases is 11 days, before lockdown it was 3.4 days,” Agarwal said.
“Current case fatality rate is 3.2 per cent for COVID-19 in India, with 65 per cent of it males and 35 per cent females. Comorbidities was found in COVID-19 patients in 78% of the deaths,” he added.
Talking about testing and treatment, the Health Ministry said that as far as testing and treatment protocol is concerned they have to use RTP-CR test only.
Agarwal went on to say that 1,718 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 33,050 in India.
On Wednesday, the MHA had allowed the movement of people including migrant labours, workers, students, tourists and others (with conditions, who are stranded due to the ongoing lockdown.