So far more than 6.8 lakh people have been infected by the novel coronavirus out of wihch almost 1.5 lakh have recovered (Photo Credit: Image by Orna Wachman from Pixabay )
India is under 21-day lockdown as the country attempts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The number of COVID-19 positive cases in India is set to cross the 1000-mark on Sunday with official data at 10 am putting the number of cases at 979. According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 867 active cases while 25 people have died due to the coronavirus so far.
However, there is one heartening number in the figures released by the ministry- the number of recoveries. So far, 86 people have already recovered from COVID-19. This is about 10 per cent of the active coronavirus cases in the country.
With 186 Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state by Covid-19 infection. However, it also has the highest number of recovered patients at 25. In Kerala, the second worst hit state in India, 15 out of 182 positive cases have resulted in recovery.
Haryana has reported recovery of 12 people- there are the Italian tourists who were being treated at Medanta in Gurugram. 11 people have been cured or dischared in Uttar Pradesh so far. Delhi has reported six recoveries, Karnataka has 5, Ladakh and Rajasthan three each, two form Tamil Nahu while one patients has been cured/dischared from Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Telengana and Uttarakhand each.
According to worldometersdotinfo, a website keeping track of COVID-19 cases globally, so far more than 6.8 lakh people have been infected by the novel coronavirus. Out of these almost 1.5 lakh have recovered.