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Jul 27, 2021

National COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 97.4 per cent

The Government has said the daily new COVID-19 cases continued to show a decline during the 2nd wave in the country. Briefing media in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary in the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal has said, the daily new cases recorded on the 7th of May was around four lakh 14 thousand..

Mr Agarwal said, 22 districts in seven States had reported an increasing trend during the last four weeks. The States are Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam and Tripura.  
Mr Agarwal said that India is registering a significant decline in active caseload and currently it is around three lakh 98 thousand. He said, the country is also witnessing a consistent increase in recovery rate, which is 97.4 per cent.

Mr Agarwal underlined the need for extra precautions to prevent co-infection in Monsoon season. He called for extra caution against the water-born diseases. He said, this poses challenges in clinical and laboratory diagnosis of COVID.

Niti Aayog Member Health, Dr V K Paul said, a study was conducted on 15 lakh Armed Forces doctors and frontline workers who were administered the Covishield vaccine. He said, it revealed that there was 93 per cent reduction in COVID infection during the 2nd wave which was driven by the Delta variant with  98 per cent mortality reduction.

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