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Health Ministry says ‘Recovery rate of COVID-19 rises to 25%; doubling rate improves to 11 days


Srinagar, May 01 (KINS): The Union health Ministry said that, 8889 patients have recovered after treatment and discharged from the hospitals, while 1147 patients have died.

A top Health Ministry official told news agency KINS that recovery rate has improved from 13.06 per cent to above 25 percent in 14 days which is a positive sign. “The doubling rate of novel coronavirus is now 11 days compared to 3.4 days before lockdown” the official said.

He said that states whose doubling rate is better than national average and is between 11 to 20 days are Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Punjab.

He added that states whose doubling rate is between 20 to 40 days include Karnataka, Ladakh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Kerala.“Assam, Telangana, Chattisgarh, and Himachal Pradesh have doubling rate of above 40 days.The fatality rate is 3.2 percent and comorbidities was found in COVID-19 patients in 78 percent of the deaths” he maintained.(KINS)

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