Dr Harsh Vardhan at the 24th meeting of the High-level Group of Ministers on COVID-19 continues to downplay the unprecedented surge in cases and a crippling vaccine and oxygen cylinder shortage.
“1,19,13,292 have totally recovered in the country. Our recovery rate, which at one point of time, in last 2-3 months had even gone up to 96-97%, has now come down to 91.22%.
149 districts have not seen a case of COVID in last 7 days, 8 districts have not seen a case in last 14 days, 3 districts have not seen a case in last 21 days, 63 districts have not seen a case in last 28 days.
Our fatality rate continues to come down. Right now it is at 1.28%.
Right now 0.46% of the active critical patients are on ventilators, 2.31% are in ICU and 4.51% are on oxygen-supported beds.
At the time of our last meeting we had 1,53,847 deaths in whole country & today we have 1,67,642 deaths. At that time it was 123 additional deaths & today it is 780 additional deaths every day.
Today at 9 o’clock, the latest figures suggest that 9,43,34,262 doses have been given to people in India. In the last 24 hours, we’ve given 36,91,511 doses. Last week we even gave 43 Lakh doses one day, probably the highest given anywhere in the whole world.