Covid 19 Updates: Exceeds 18,000 cases but the recovery rate is about 60%
India recorded 18,552 cases of coronavirus on Friday, taking the total number of infections to 5,08,953, including 1,97,387 active cases and 2,95,881 recoveries. The total number of fatalities rose to 15,685. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said a total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested so far, with 2,20,479 samples being tested on June 26.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Saturday said India recovery rate was nearly 60 per cent, while the fatality rate was near 3 per cent. The doubling rate is now 19 days. “Our recovery rate has gone above 58 per cent and around 3 lakh people have recovered from Covid-19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3 per cent which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was three days before the lockdown,” he said.
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