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India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 83.70%

New Delhi  – The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients on Friday increased to 83.70 per cent, India’s federal health ministry said.

“Till now, 5,352,078 patients have been cured and 942,217 patients are under active medical supervision. The recovery rate is now 83.70 per cent,’’ the ministry said.

During the last 24 hours, 81,484 fresh positive cases and 1,095 deaths were reported in the country.

According to the federal health ministry, the constant increase in recoveries has ensured the reduction in actual caseload.

Officials said during the past 10 days in a row the active cases have been below the 1 million mark.

Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients has overtaken active cases by more than five times.

According to the health ministry, the sustained high recovery rate is fuelled by nine states reporting recovery rate of over 80 per cent.

“Early identification through aggressive and wide-scale testing, prompt and effective treatment in hospitals and supervised home as well as facility isolation, have actively led to a high recovery rate in the country,” health officials said.

Currently, India’s case fatality rate (CFR) stands at 1.56 per cent.

Health officials say India has progressively maintained a low CFR compared to the global average.

With 6,394,068 cases of COVID-19, globally India is one of the worst-hit countries.