The country’s fatality rate continues to decline and now stands at 2.23%

The number of Covid-19 recoveries in India crossed the 1 million mark on Thursday.

With this, India’s Covid-19 recovery rate has crossed 64%, said a report in LiveMint quoting figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

According to the official data, the total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 15,83,792, including 5,28,242 active cases; 10,20,582 discharged/migrated, and 34,968 deaths, 775 of which were reported in the last 24 hours.

The global fatality rate averages to nearly 4% while India's Covid-19 fatality rate stands at 2.23%, the report said.

On Wednesday, India conducted 4,46,642 tests, taking the cumulative figure for Covid-19 testing to 1,81,90,382.

The LiveMint report also referred to surveys which indicate that around six in 10 people who dwell in India's biggest slums in Mumbai have recovered from the deadly virus. Globally, this is one of the topmost populace acknowledged for immunity levels while recovering steadily.

Referring to India's economy, the report quoted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying it would retrieve and grow soon as it has policy space (both on fiscal and monetary policy) to increase resources. However, this requires prevention and control of the coronavirus crisis on a priority basis to make its recovery sustainable, the IMFsaid, as per LiveMint.

Read the complete report by LiveMint