Over 42,000 people have recovered from the virus: Health ministry

WION Web Team New Delhi May 20, 2020, 06.15 PM(IST)

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The health ministry said that when the first lockdown started, the recovery rate at that stage was around 7.1%

India's health ministry said that 42,298 people have recovered from coronavirus and the number of active cases now stands at 61,149.

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"If the total population of the world is taken into account then 62 people per lakh population have been affected with coronavirus. In India, 7.9 people per lakh population of this country got affected with the virus," India's health ministry official Lav Agarwal said.

"4.2 people per lakh population across the world have died due to virus, in India it is 0.2 deaths per lakh population," the health ministry official added.

The health ministry said that when the first lockdown started, the recovery rate at that stage was around 7.1 per cent, the recovery rate during second lockdown was 11.42 per cent, it then rose to 26.59 per cent. Now, the recovery rate is 39.62 per cent, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan reported 107 new cases of coronavirus with the total number of cases rising to 5,952 which includes 143 deaths.

In Delhi which has been badly hit by the virus, the number of coronavirus cases reached 11,088 with 534 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the capital has now reached 5,720. 176 people have died due the virus in Delhi.
 
In Karnataka, 63 more coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours with the total number of cases reaching 1,458, including 864 active cases. Forty-one people have died due to the virus in the state.