Recovery rate 52%, focus now on reducing deaths

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NEW DELHI: With more than 1,80,000 people cured of Covid-19 so far, India on Tuesday reported a recovery rate of 52.47%. The country has been reporting a recovery rate of over 50% for the last three days now.
Experts said faster recovery was also reflected in an improved doubling time of active cases, while the increase in daily growth of cases has started slowing down. “The early lockdown helped India convert the exponential growth rate into a linear trend,” a health ministry official said.
On Monday, the recovery rate was a little over 51% as 1,69,797 patients were cured of the infection and it was 50.59% on Sunday.
Officials in the health ministry reiterated that the focus right now was on better clinical management and reducing the number of deaths.
There were 10,667 new Covid-19 cases and 380 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 343,091, the health ministry said. Total deaths stood at 9,900. Total active cases were 153,178 till Tuesday.
Meanwhile, during a meeting with chief ministers of 21 states and UTs on Tuesday, PM Modi highlighted India’s achievement in combating the Covid-19 crisis and said despite a large population, the country had minimised deaths and the recovery rate was over 50%.

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