India's Covid-19 death rate is the lowest in the world, over 10,000 patients discharged: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI: The Union's Minister of Health and Family Welfare said Sunday that India's Covid-19 death rate of 3.2 percent is the lowest in the world and more than 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 in hospital are on the road to recovery. If in the last 14 days the doubling rate was 10.5 days, then today 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 past 24 hours, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country reached 39,980, including 1,301 deaths, family welfare said on Sunday.

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

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