NewDelhi: Union Health Minister Harshavardhan said the recovery rate of COVID 19 patients in India is soaring despite the alarming spike in the COVID positive cases. Of the 5 lakh infected, 3 lakh reportedly recovered and discharged with 58% recovery rate.
Besides he said 85% of the patients came from the eight states and union territories. He pointed out the lower fatality/mortality rate , 3% is less comparing to the rate of infected.
He said that the testing rate is increased in the country where 2,30,000 tests conducted on Friday alone.
On Saturday, the country witnessed a spurt in number of COVID infected which has crossed 5 lakh with single day spike of the infected reached 18553 in last 24 hours.