New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Union Health Ministry in its media briefing on Wednesday said that 7.9 people per lakh population of India has got affected due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The recovery rate of COVID-19 in the country currently stands at 39.62 per cent.

"If the total population of the world is taken into account, then 62 people per lakh population have been affected due to COVID-19. In India, 7.9 people per lakh population have got affected due to COVID," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, as quoted by ANI.

Agarwal added that at present about 40 per cent of people have recovered from COVID-19. Out of the total number of active cases, 2.94 per cent are on oxygen support, 3 per cent on ICU related support and 0.45 per cent on ventilators.

He further said that 4.2 people per lakh population across the world have succumed to the virus across the world. India has recorded 0.2 deaths per lakh population.

Speaking about the COVID-19 recovery rate in India, Luv Agarwal said, "When the first lockdown started, then the recovery rate was around 7.1 per cent. The recovery rate during the second lockdown was 11.42 per cent, which further rose to 26.59 per cent. Today the recovery rate is 39.62 per cent."

He said that it is "satisfactory" to note that 42,298 people have recovered from the coronavirus and the number of active cases is 61,149.

According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, the number of cases in India has reached 1,06,750, while the death toll has surged to 3,303. Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 37,136 cases and 1,325 deaths. A total of 9,639 patients have been cured in the state.

India is currently under fourth phase of coronavirus lockdown that will remain into effect till May 31 with new rules and regulations released by Home Ministry and state governments.

(with ANI inputs)

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