New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that India’s coronavirus or COVID-19 recovery rate has gone above 58 per cent and around 3 lakh people have recovered from the deadly virus so far. His comments come after the Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting which was chaired by him and attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Also Read - US Determined To Help India In 'Hour Of Need' Amid COVID-19 Surge, Says Kamala Harris
“Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown”, claimed the Health Minister. Also Read - Complete Lockdown in Karnataka For 2 Weeks From May 10: What's Allowed, What's Shut | Full List
On the other hand, data showed that India is less than 2 lakh cases away from Russia, which is in the third spot behind the US and Brazil, respectively. With 2,467,658 cases and 125,046 deaths, the US continues with the world’s highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE. Brazil comes in the second place with 1,274,974 infections and 55,961 deaths. India continued to be the fourth worst hit among 213 countries.
The country’s COVID-19 tally raced past five lakh on Saturday with the highest single-day surge of 18,552 cases, while the death toll climbed to 15,685. It took 110 days for coronavirus infection in the country to reach one lakh while just 39 days more to go past the five lakh-mark on June 27.
This was the fourth consecutive day when coronavirus infection increased by more than 15,000 fourth day while there has been a surge of 3,18,418 infections from June 1 till 27.
The COVID-19 caseload zoomed to 5,08,953, while 384 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.