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    Government said that the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country is now more than 62 lakh and it is the highest in the world. India has the highest recovery rate of 86.78 per cent in the world. Briefing the media in New Delhi this evening, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, India continues to report a trend of steadily decreasing active cases.

    He said, presently the active cases of the country stands at 8 lakh 38 thousand 7 hundred 29. He added that the active cases have been below the 9 lakh mark for the 5th consecutive day. Mr Bhushan said, decline in cumulative, weekly and daily COVID-19 positivity rates stand at 8.07 per cent, 6.24 per cent and 5.16 per cent. He said, there is significant increase in testing of COVID-19 and on the other hand, there is continuous decline in positivity rate also.

    The Union Health Secretary said, 14 States and Union Territories of the country have higher Tests Per Million and lower positivity rate than the national average. He said, 10 States account for 79 per cent of the total COVID-19 active cases in the country. He added that Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala contain the maximum number of active cases as compared to other States and Union Territories.

    Mr Bhushan said, about 53 per cent COVID-19 deaths are of patients aged 60 and above, about 35 per cent deaths are of patients in the 45 to 60 years age group and 10 per cent in the 26 to 44 years age group. He said, Gender wise, 30 per cent deaths are in females and 70 per cent in males. The Health Secretary said, India’s case fatality rate is 1.53 per cent compared to 17.9 per cent with comorbid people and 1.2 per cent for people without comorbidities

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