India's COVID-19 mortality rate lowest in world, over 10,000 patients discharged, says Harsh Vardhan

Published: May 03, 2020, 16:58 IST | ANI | Mumbai

If in last 14 days doubling rate was 10.5 days, then today it is around 12 days, Dr Harsh Vardhan said

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Picture/Twitter Dr Harsh Vardhan
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Picture/Twitter Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that India's COVID-19 mortality rate of 3.2 per cent is the lowest in the world and over 10,000 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease so far.

"Today more than 10,000 COVID-19 patients have been discharged. Those still admitted at hospitals are on the road to recovery. If in last 14 days doubling rate was 10.5 days, then today it is around 12 days," the Minister told ANI after visiting Lady Hardinge Hospital.

"Our mortality rate of 3.2 per cent is the lowest in the world," he said. With 2,644 more COVID-19 cases and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of people infected from coronavirus in the country has reached 39,980 including 1,301 deaths, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

Currently, there are 28,046 active cases while 10,633 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured/discharged.

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