The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that 7.9 people per lakh of the population got affected by COVID-19 in India.
Currently, there are 61,149 total active COVID-19 cases in the country and 42,298 people have recovered. So far, as many as 1,06,750 people have been infected by COVID-19, according to official figures.
Out of the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the country, 6.39 per cent needed hospital support, the ministry said.
During a briefing on the COVID-19 situation, the ministry’s joint secretary, Lav Agarwal, also said that about 2.94 per cent of active COVID-19 cases needed oxygen support, three per cent needed intense care units (ICU) and 0.45 per cent required ventilator support.
The current recovery rate stands at 39.62 per cent while it was 7.1 per cent at the beginning of lockdown, Agarwal said.
The COVID-19-induced lockdown was imposed on March 25 and has now entered its fourth phase, which will end on May 31.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), responding to a question on whether the government is planning to drop Hydroxychloroquine from the COVID-19 treatment plan, said a review on its efficacy will be held to decide on its prophylaxis.