NEW DELHI, May 3 - Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the rate of growth of new COVID-19 cases has been steadying for a while and the recovery rate improving, adding that India is on the path of success and will win the war against the pandemic.
He said around 10,000 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far. �The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has steadily increased which shows that more and more of these patients are getting better,� he said.
�The rate of growth of new cases has also been steadying for a while,� Vardhan said.
According to the data received on Sunday, for the past three days, the doubling rate of the virus is 12.0, for seven days it is 11.7 and for 14 days it is 10.4, the Minister was quoted as saying in a statement.
�We have crossed over 10 lakh tests till date and are performing over 74,000 tests in a day presently,� he said.
The Minister added that the government has distributed around 20 lakh PPE kits all over India and supplied medicines [both Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Paracetamol (PCM)] to more than 100 countries.
He said India is on a �better footing� as compared to other nations, adding the country is capable to pull off any eventuality with more than 2.5 lakh beds in dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and health centers. � PTI