COVID-19: Govt says recovery rate up, few patients need hospital support

NEW DELHI: Amid mounting worries about a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing lockdown, authorities on Wednesday announced plans to resume domestic flights from next week and also asked the entertainment industry to get ready for limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the meantime rose by over 5,000 with new cases getting detected across states.

The Union Health Ministry said the recovery rate among those having tested positive has risen to nearly 40 per cent, from about 7 per cent before the lockdown began on March 25. It also said that hospital support was needed by less than 7 per cent patients. (AGENCIES)