Coronavirus recovery rate in India: The number of people recovered from coronavirus disease has further risen to 64,426 today, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. Over 42% of the total coronavirus patients cured of the deadly disease.

The nationwide tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 1.51 lakh on Wednesday with states like Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Odisha reporting a significant rise in their numbers amid the large-scale return of migrant workers from other states.

The numbers also rose further in the worst-hit states including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, while Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, among other states and union territories, also reported more new cases.

Addressing media persons, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said, “India’s Coronavirus recovery rate is steadily improving from 7.1% in March to 41.6% today. Our COVID-19 fatality rate is among the lowest in the world: It has reduced from 3.3% to 2.87% today.” 

“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%, ” Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the health ministry issued a revised discharge policy for COVID-19 patients based on clinical severity. The ministry tweaked the rules for discharge of such patients who would be released only after 2 RT-PCR tests conducted on them returned negative.

India registered one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world, the health ministry said on Monday. The mortality rate of coronavirus patients in the country has now reduced to 2.87% from 3.38% in April, the health ministry said. The global average for coronavirus fatality stood at 6.45%. While 4.4 deaths per lakh population were reported across the world, India witnessed about 0.3 deaths per lakh population, Agarwal said.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra reached 54,758 Maharashtra. The state recorded the highest coronavirus cases in India. At least 16,954 people recovered so far. Out of 17,728 COVID-19 patients in Tamil Nadu, 9,342 were cured. Over 50% of total coronavirus cases were recovered in the state. Delhi also registered a 48% recovery rate from the disease. Out of 14,465 COVID-19 positive cases, 7,223 were recovered in the national capital.