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COVID-19: Hope rises in India as economy recovery rate increases by 49 per cent

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CITIZENS have expressed hopes on return to normalcy in India following records of appreciable recorvery rate of COVID-19 patients which jumped to 48.07 percent as at yesterday.

  The development follows third straight India has recorded about 8000 new cases in a single day while 95,527 have been cured of the virus according to federal health ministry’s report.

  “Till now, 95,527 patients have been cured and 97,581 patients are under active medical supervision,” the ministry said.

  The country had so far recorded 5,598  deaths with a total of 198,706 cases.

  During the last 24 hours, 8,171 fresh positive cases and 204 deaths were reported in the country, taking the nationwide toll to 5,598.

  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 3.9 million samples have been tested until as at the morning of yesterday.

  It will be recalled that a nationwide lockdown, now in its fifth phase, was imposed on March 25 in India to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

  According to officials, this period also marks the first phase of relaxing the lockdown in an effort to bring economy and ordinary life to normal in a controlled manner.

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