As the Covid-19 positive cases in India went past 1.50 lakh, here comes a slight relief with the improving recovery rate.
As the sources say, the Covid-19 recovery rate in India has increased to 41.6 percent, a 6 percent rise from 38 percent when the Lockdown 4.0 began.
This is the highest-ever recovery rate India reported since the Covid-19 outbreak began.
“When the first lockdown started, then the recovery rate was around 7.1%. The recovery rate during the second lockdown was 11.42%, which further rose to 26.59%,” says Lav Agarwal, Joint Health Secretary said in a statement.
According to the Health Ministry, around 64,294 people have recovered and discharged, so far.
Meanwhile, the country continued to see another 6,500 new cases for the third consecutive day.
With around 145 fatalities as of Monday, the country’s overall deaths due to Covid-19 stand at 4,346.
This number presents India’s mortality rate due to Covid-19 at 3 percent, one of the lowest in the world.
Based on clinical severity, the Health Ministry revised the Covid-19 discharge policy, making it mandatory for patients to pass 2 RT-PCR tests for a successful discharge.
According to the Health Ministry, 7.9 people per lakh population in India are infected with Covid-19, while it is 62 people at the global level.
In Maharashtra, the number of cases has reached 54,758, and more than 16,954 people have recovered.
In Tamil Nadu, the next highest for Covid-19 cases in India, 9,342 out of 17,728 cases have recovered.
Delhi also reports a 48 percent recovery rate with 6,954 people recovered out of 14,465 cases.
WHO Suspends HCQ for Covid-19
In another important update, the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the usage of the HCQ vaccine for treating Covid-19.
A study published in the Lancet journal said HCQ would increase the possibility of death in Covid-19 patients.
“The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.
Update on Aarogya Setu App
The Center made the Aarogya Setu app an open-source on May 26, 2020, making its source code accessible to the developer community.
Officials say this move is a sign of government’s commitment to transparency, privacy and security.
“Open sourcing Aarogya Setu is a unique feat for India. No other government product anywhere in the world has been open-sourced at this scale. Today, its scale and size are 115 million,” says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
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