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Death rate below 2%, 2 million people recovered with reduction in new cases of covid-19

The India Print 2020-08-19 11:28:44

New Delhi. The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that new cases of Kovid-19 and cases of deaths due to the disease have seen a decline since August 13. However, the ministry warned against any laxity and said that the five-day decline is a short period in the context of the epidemic. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, said in the press conference that despite the continuous level of seven to eight lakh tests per day, the infection rate of Kovid-19 has come down from 10.03 percent to 7.72 percent. Corona virus in malaysiaWhen asked about the media reports about getting more lethal variety of NITI Aayog, Dr. VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog said, "We have also seen the report. At this time, we have nothing to tell but this is in our mind. "Bhushan said," Since August 13, the number of new cases per day has now reduced from about 64 thousand to 55,079. There is a downward trend in this. But five days is a short period in terms of epidemics and there is no room for laxity in control, investigation and surveillance. '' 

He said that the number of people recovered from this epidemic has reached close to 2 million, which is 2.93 times the number of healthy people as compared to the number of active cases of corona virus infection. Bhushan said, "So far 19,77,779 people have recovered from this disease. At present, 6,73,166 patients are under treatment and are under medical supervision. ”He said that the death rate has also come down to two percent. Bhushan said, "The death rate per day has come down to 1.92 percent and the weekly average death rate is 1.94 percent. Both are below two per cent. "Paul said the recovery rate has steadily improved and mortality has been decreasing, which is a" positive sign "towards controlling the Kovid-19 epidemic. They said, "Up to nine lakh investigations are being done every day, which is a big deal. Investigations are important to control the disease and reduce mortality. ”Regarding the vaccine, Paul referred to the Prime Minister's speech on Independence Day stating that three vaccines are being developed in India. Paul said, "One of these will reach the third stage test today or tomorrow." The other two are in the first and second round trials. We have reviewed the vaccines and are making good progress.