India’s recovery rate has improved to 48.07%: Health Ministry

Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal

Till now, 95,527 patients have recovered while the recovery rate has improved to 48.07%, Health Ministry said in a presser on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,98,706 today, including 97,581 active cases and 5,598 deaths.

Here are the key takeaways from the presser:

– The fatality rate in our country is 2.82%, one of the lowest in the world: Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal

– 10% of India’s population accounts for 50% of India’s COVID19 linked deaths: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

– 73% of COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities: Lav Agrawal

– ICMR has been focusing on increasing COVID-19 testing capacity, we now have testing facilities in every state and UT, we now have 681 labs out of which 476 are in government:

– We are testing nearly 1.2 lakh samples for coronavirus every day: ICMR official

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– We have been using indigenous platforms too for ramping up COVID-19 testing capacity. The Truenat screening and confirmatory tests have now been validated. The outreach of testing has hence been increased since this is available in primary health centres and districts: ICMR

– We have been using indigenous platforms too for ramping up COVID-19 testing capacity. The Truenat screening and confirmatory tests have now been validated. The outreach of testing has hence been increased since this is available in primary health centres and districts: ICMR

– Indian RNA extraction kits are now available in good number, RT-PCR kits by 11 – 12 indigenous vendors are now being used, we are now in a comfortable position as reg. testing, due to identification and hand-holding of domestic players: ICMR

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