Doubling rate of Covid-19 cases in India now at 7.5 days: Health Ministry

Ghughuti Bulletin

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India has reached 17,265, said
Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare, in the press briefing on Monday. A total of 36 deaths and 1,553 fresh cases of
coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours. So far, 543 have succumbed to the disease.

Aggarwal said during the daily media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, that 2,546 people have been cured and the recovery rate is 14.75 per cent.

Duration of doubling rate for coronavirus which was 3.4 days before the lockdown is now 7.5 days, Ministry informed.

As per data on 19 April, in 18 states, the rate is better than the national average,” mentioned Aggarwal. Odisha and
Kerala, have a doubling rate of more than 30 days.

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“States where doubling rate is less than 20 days are – Delhi (8.5 days), Karnataka (9.2 days), Telangana (9.4 days), Andhra Pradesh (10.6 days), J&K (11.5 days), Punjab (13.1 days), Chhattisgarh (13.3 days), Tamil Nadu (14 days) and Bihar (16.4 days)”, he said.

Mahe in Puducherry, Kodagu in Karnataka and Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand have not reported any COVID-19 case in the last 28 days. “No new cases have been reported from 59 districts in the last 14 days. Goa is now COVID-19 free,” he added.

The Health Ministry said that states which have shown a doubling rate more than 30 days are Odisha (39.8 days) and Kerala (72.2 days). He added that states where doubling rate is between 20 days to 30 days are Andaman and Nicobar (20.1 days), Haryana (21 days), Chandigarh (25.4 days), Assam (25.8 days), Uttrakhand (26.6 days) and Ladakh (26.6 days).

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