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Improvement in current doubling rate for COVID-19 cases

Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said that current doubling rate for COVID-19 cases has improved to 11 days as against 3.4 days before the lockdown. He noted that the doubling rate of COVID 19 cases was found to be between 11-20 days in Delhi, UP, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Punjab; while it was between 20-40 days has been seen in Karnataka, Ladakh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Kerala.

The case fatality has been recorded at 3.2%, with 65% of it males and 35% females. He added that during the last 24 hours, 1,718 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, taking total number to 33,050 in India. “If we divide it on basis of age, then 14 per cent case fatality was seen below 45 years, 34.8 per cent between 45-60 years and 51.2 per cent case fatality at above 60 years,” he stated. 

Further, the recovery rate for COVID-19 has improved from 13.06% to over 25% in the past 14 days. “8,324 COVID-19 patients, which is 25.19 per cent of the total cases, have recovered so far,” he told media in a briefing.