Published On: Thu, May 21st, 2020

India’s coronavirus cases over 1.12 lakh, recovery rate improves to 40.23%

New Delhi: India’s coronavirus cases rose to 1,12,358 on Thursday with 5,609 new cases and the recovery rate improved to 40.23 per cent from 39.62 per cent a day earlier.

A doctor in a protective chamber takes a swab from a man to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Health Ministry said that a total of 3,002 COVID-19 patients have been reported cured in the last 24 hours and India’s total count of cured COVID-19 patients stands at 45,299.

The country has 63,624 active cases and 3,435 people have died. Of the active cases, only about 2.94 per cent are in ICU.

The ministry said that the case mortality rate in India is 3.06 per cent, which is much lesser in comparison to the global case mortality rate of 6.65 per cent.

A Health Ministry release citing an analysis said that 64 per cent of those who have died are males and 36 per cent are females.

In terms of age distribution, 0.5 per cent deaths are reported in less than 15 years age group, 2.5 per cent in 15-30 years age group, 11.4 per cent in people aged 30 to 45 years, 35.1 per cent in those between 45 to 60 years and 50.5 per cent in people above 60 years.

The release said that 73 per cent of death cases had underlying co-morbidities. Elderly people (above 60 years of age) and people having co-morbidities are identified as high-risk groups for COVID-19.

As of today, a total of 26,15,920 samples have been tested and 103532 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours through 555 testing labs (391 in the government sector and 164 private labs).


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