CORONAVIRUS UPDATE : India Corfirmed Cases Crossed 14000 mark with number of reported death is 455
This morning, the RBI announced a 25-bps-cut in the reverse repo rate, maintaining that India is on a positive growth trajectory. Globally, the death toll from the virus has crossed 1,40,000, with the US alone accounting for over 32,000 deaths. Stay tuned to DH for more update.
Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said there has been a 40 per cent decline in the growth of cases in the country and pointed out that the doubling rate of the virus has come down to 6.2 days from 3 after lockdown.
On Friday evening, Rajasthan became the first state in the country to carry out rapid testing for COVID-19. At 5 pm today, 52 persons were tested at an urban PHC in Jaipur. All of them tested negative.
Ratio between recovered Covid-19 patients and deaths stands at 80:20 in India, which is higher than in several other countries, said health ministry.
The figures are less staggering as they look. According to the health ministry data on Friday morning, 13,387 patients have recovered from the disease since the outbreak. Last week, the number of discharged patients were 1,748. This shows that nearly 13% of Covid-19 patients recovered across India this week. This was a significant increase from the 8% last week.