India’s total cases cross 90,000 mark, Recovery rate surpasses Global rate

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Bhubaneswar: The Union Home Ministry is likely to announce the 4th phase nationwide lockdown as India’s total COVID-19 cases surged past the 90,000-mark on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on 12th May had given indications about the 4th phase lockdown with more relaxed guidelines.

As per the latest data released by the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry, India’s total cases rose to 90927 by Sunday morning. The total number includes 53946 active cases and 2872 deaths while 34108 people have been recovered from the deadly infection and one person has migrated.

With 3956 recoveries in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate has improved sharply to 37.5 per cent. Meanwhile, the country has reported 120 deaths in the last 24 hours keeping the death rate stable at 3.2 per cent.

While India’s death rate is almost half of the global rate, its recovery rate has surpassed the global rate. At the beginning of April, India’s death rate was 3.2 per cent while the recovery rate was only 8.2 per cent.

With the sharp rise in the number of recoveries, India’s recovery rate has surpassed the world rate of 36.5%.

According to the data released by the USA based John Hopkins University, the world’s total cases rise to 4.63 million by Sunday which includes 1.69 recoveries and 3.11 lakh deaths. If we calculate this into percentage terms, the Global recovery rate is at 36.5 per cent and death rate at 6.7 per cent.

So, while India’s death rate is almost half of the global rate, its recovery rate has surpassed the global rate. At the beginning of April, India’s death rate was 3.2 per cent while the recovery rate was only 8.2 per cent.

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