Rate of growth of coronavirus cases in India down to 40% since April 18

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Coronavirus Infection Rate
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New Delhi : India has witnessed 40% decline in the growth of number of coronavirus cases since April 1, meanwhile the rate of doubling the cases has come down to 6.2 days from earlier three days.

The government has claimed that it is happening because of the strict social distancing and containment measures taken by the government.

"We have seen an average growth factor of 1.2 since April 1. Between March 15 and March 31, the growth factor was 2.1. This means there is a 40% decline in average growth factor of Covid-19," said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry.

In good news the rate of recovering in India is also rising, leading to fewer fatalities. The maximum number of recoveries have been registered from Kerala (245), followed by Telangana (186) and Tamil Nadu (180). 

Delhi had the lowest recovery rate as only 3% of the total patients were reported recovered.

Additionally, Agarwal mentioned that 19 states and Union Territories, including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Bihar, Haryana and Ladakh have recorded a doubling rate lower than the country' average.

Till Friday, the health ministry officially recorded 13,835 covid-19 cases and 452 deaths across India.