Coronavirus Update of India: Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that COVID-19 recovery rate is now at 90.62 percent in the country.
“COVID-19 recovery rate is now at 90.62 percent in the country, it is constantly increasing which is a good sign,” said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry.
Rajesh Bhushan, also said that there has been a continuous decline in average daily new deaths for the last five weeks. 78 percent of active cases are present in 10 states and UTs, he added.
Giving a coronavirus update of India, the Health Ministry stated that 58 percent of new deaths reported in five States and Union Territories (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka), in the last 24 hours.
During the festival season, coronavirus cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi.
“It took us 57 days to register a recovery of 10 lakhs from 1 lakh; however the latest 10 lakh recoveries have been achieved in 13 days which is a satisfactory sign,” Rajesh Bhushan said.
Meanwhile, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said that “Even countries of much greater economic capability, per capita income and good health system can succumb to a huge second peak is a lesson for all of us. We are very fortunate that our trend is in the opposite direction.”
“Looking for a super-spreading event in the case of an individual positive case is an imp area of our work. Super-spreading events happen when we are together not only in very large numbers but also in medium numbers. So, super-spreading event must be avoided,” he added.