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Chandigarh, Punjab lead in recovery rate

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Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 12

Chandigarh and Punjab are currently leading in the country on the key parameter of Covid-19 recoveries, posting the highest and the second highest cure rates, respectively, in the country.

While Chandigarh's cure rate is the best in India at 87.42 per cent as of the latest state-wise data available with the Health Ministry, Punjab follows at 79.70 per cent.

The national recovery rate is 49.47 per cent with the number of discharged continuing to outstrip active Covid cases. However, Jamp;K and Haryana have registered recoveries below the national average. Jamp;K's cure rate is 34.65 per cent as against Haryana's 34.69 per cent. HP's cure rate is 54.23 per cent.

Government sources said the cure and mortality rates were the best indicators of the quality of state's Covid response and management.

"These two indicators determine the response to the pandemic since the virus is here to stay and a vaccine or a drug is not in sight," VK Paul, member health, NITI Aayog, said.

A growing recovery rate means cured persons progressively outnumber the infected and the proportion of persons susceptible to the virus decreases. Once this proportion decreases considerably the pandemic curve will start to drop.



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