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7.9 people per lakh population affected by COVID-19 in India, recovery rate 39.62 pc: Health Ministry

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

New Delhi [India], May 20 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday said that 7.9 people per lakh population of India has got affected due to COVID-19 and the recovery rate is 39.62 per cent.
“If the total population of the world is taken into account, then 62 people per lakh population have been affected due to COVID-19. In India, 7.9 people per lakh population have got affected due to COVID,” said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, at a press conference here on Wednesday.
Agarwal said that at present about 40 per cent of people have recovered from COVID-19. Out of active cases, 2.94 per cent are on the oxygen support, 3 per cent at ICU related support, and 0.45 per cent on ventilators, he added.
He said that 4.2 people per lakh population across the world have died due to the disease, India has recorded 0.2 deaths per lakh population.
Talking about COVID-19 recovery rate in the country, he said: “When the first lockdown started, then the recovery rate was around 7.1 per cent. The recovery rate during the second lockdown was 11.42 per cent, which further rose to 26.59 per cent. Today the recovery rate is 39.62 per cent.”

He said that it is “satisfactory” to note that 42,298 people have recovered from the coronavirus and the number of active cases is 61,149. (ANI)

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