Recovery rate rises to 25%, says govt.
Fatality rate touches 3.2% with 65% male and 35% female patients; average doubling rate stands at 11 days
- The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 9,915, followed by Gujarat at 4,082, Delhi at 3,439, Madhya Pradesh at 2,660, Rajasthan at 2,438, Uttar Pradesh at 2,203 and Tamil Nadu at 2,162. The number has gone up to 1,403 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,012 in Telangana.
- The country is currently recording a total recovery rate of 25.19% up from 13%.
Co-morbidities in 78%
- India has a case fatality rate of 3.2% currently which is 65% male and 35% female. The death rate is less than 14% in persons under 45, 34.8% in the 45-60 age group. Co-morbidities were found in 78% of COVID-19 fatalities.
- The case fatality for those over 60 years is 51.2% which includes 42% for those between 60-75 years. For those above 75 years the rate is 9.2%.
- States/UTs having doubling rate between 11 and 20 days include Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, J&K, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Punjab.
- Those having doubling rate between 20 days to 40 days are Karnataka, Ladakh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Kerala.
- States are also informed that it is noticed that many hospitals in the private sector are hesitant to provide critical services like dialysis, blood transfusion, chemotherapy and institutional deliveries to their regular patients.
- Central government has to ensure that physical distancing becomes a norm so that the chain of transmission is broken; equally important are containment measures for the disease.
- As of now there is no confirmed treatment protocol for COVID-19 and that Remdesivir is one protocol which is being examined.
- There is no conclusive study to prove its effectiveness and we are waiting for larger evidence to take meaningful action.