New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of coronavirus cases have surged past 1 lakh in the country, but the recovery rate has also improved. The Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the recovery rate in the country currently stands at 38.73 per cent. As per the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, a total of 39,174 patients have been cured. 

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said, "During the last 24 hours, a total of 2,350 COVID19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 39,174 patients have been cured of COVID-19. This means a recovery rate of 38.73% amongst COVID-19 patients. The recovery rate is improving continuously."

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According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the number of cases in India currently stands at 1,01,139, while the death toll has increased to 3,163. The mortality rate of COVID-19 cases currently stands at 3.1 per cent. Maharashtra is the worst affected state with over 35,000 cases with 1,249 fatalities. 

It took 111 days for the country to reach 1 lakh. The number of cases in the country is below countries like the United States and the UK. The mortality rate of India is lower than the global fatality rate. A total of 8,437 have recovered the pandemic.

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In view of rising cases in the country, the lockdown has been increased in the country till May 31. The Ministry of Health Affairs has released new guidelines that are needed to be followed during the fourth phase of the lockdown. Several states have also released their guidelines to deal with the ongoing situation due to COVID-19.  

Posted By: James Kuanal