National COVID-19 Recovery Rate improves further to 97 per cent

The Union Government has said that India is registering a significant decline in active caseloads and fresh cases amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. With this, the recovery rate is continuously improving and it has reached 97 per cent in the country. Briefing the media in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal has said, the country is witnessing decline in the daily number of cases due to continued efforts of containment and restriction strategies.

He said, India has reported over 46 thousand cases during the last 24 hours. He said, the number of daily active cases has also come down drastically within the two months. He said, almost 86 per cent decline in active caseloads have been registered since the highest reported peak. Mr. Agarwal said that the recovery rate is continuously improving in the country. He said, the recovery rate was over 81 per cent in the country on 3rd May of last month and now it has reached over 97 per cent.

Lav Agarwal has said, the country has ramped up Covid-19 testing for the early detection of the cases. He said, various laboratories are conducting on an average 18 lakh 29 thousand tests in the country these days. Mr. Agarwal has said the country is witnessing a declining trend in case positivity for the last eight weeks. He said the average positivity rate was 21.6 per cent in the first week of May last month which has come down to 3.1 per cent in the last seven days. However, 71 districts in the country are still registering case positivity more than 10 per cent. He said, India is still under the grip of a second wave, hence, the efforts must be put on effective containment strategies to contain the spread of corona virus.


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