New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that more than 95,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus and the recovery rate stands at 48.07 per cent.

"Till now, 95,527 COVID19 patients have recovered. The recovery rate is now 48.07%," said Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry as quoted by ANI.

The recovery rate has improved by over 8 per cent in the last 12 days. On May 20, the recovery rate in India was 39.62 per cent. The recovery rate on May 3 was 26.59 per cent and 11.42 per cent on April 15. 

He further added that the fatality rate in the country is the lowest in the world.

"The fatality rate in our country is 2.82%, one of the lowest in the world," ANI quoted him as saying.

The global fatality is 6.13 per cent. India is followed by Germany with 4.7 per cent. France has the highest mortality in the world-- 19.4 per cent. The US and UK have mortality rate of 5.9 per cent and 14 per cent.

Aggarwal also stated that 10 per cent of India's population accounts for 50 per cent of India's COVID-19 related deaths. 73 per cent pf COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities.

"It is a wrong comparison to look at the total number of COVID-19 cases only and mention that India is seventh in terms of number of cases. Our population should be considered too. 14 countries having similar population as India have reported 22.5 times more cases and 55.2 times deaths," he added.

According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, India has reported over 1.98 lakh cases with 5,598 deaths. The active cases currently stands at 97,581.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that over 600 laboratories are approved for conducting coronavirus tests: 476 in Government sector and 205 in private sector, as of 1st June 2020.

Today, we are conducting 1 lakh 20 thousand tests every day, said Nivedita Gupta, Scientist at Indian Council of Medical Research.

"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," she added.

(with ANI inputs)

Posted By: James Kuanal