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1,074 COVID-19 patients recover in last 24 hours

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, May 4 - As many as 1,074 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, the highest number of recoveries recorded in one day, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Addressing a press briefing, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said the recovery rate stands at 27.52 per cent with 11,706 COVID-19 patients cured till now.

In the last 24 hours, 1,074 COVID-19 patients have recovered, the highest number of recoveries in one day, Agarwal said.

He further said the outcome ratio of COVID-19 � the ratio of recoveries and deaths of closed cases � was recorded at 90:20.

�The outcome ratio on April 17 was 80:20 which is now 90:20 which can be seen as an improvement,� Agarwal said.

In the last 24 hours, 2,553 COVID-19 cases were reported, taking the number of overall cases to 42,533, while the total active cases stand 29,453, he said.

Agarwal also said that the COVID-19 curve is relatively flat as of now and it was not right to talk in terms of when the peak would come.

�If we collectively work then peak might not ever come while if we fail in any way we might experience a spike in cases,� he said.

Agarwal assured that there is no shortage of testing kits.

�On Sunday, 57,474 tests were conducted. We have progressively increased our testing capacity as per need,� he said.

Amitabh Kant, Chairman Empowered Group dealing with civil society, NGOs, industries and international partners, said in 112 aspirational districts, �we worked with the collectors and in these 112 districts only 610 cases have been reported which is 2 per cent of the national level infection�.

In these 112 districts, 22 per cent of India�s population resides, he said. � PTI

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