New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh may be continuing to witness an increase in Covid-19 cases with the return of migrant workers to their native places, but the Centre has expressed satisfaction over the recovery rate among patients in these three states exceeding 50% and over key urban centres showing an improvement on this count.
MP has reported a 51% recovery rate among Covid-19 patients while Rajasthan has done better at 54% and UP is the best among the three states with a 56% recovery rate. In all these states, the number of active cases is hence below the number of recovered patients. The national recovery rate stands at about 42%.
Besides, the major urban centres worst affected by coronavirus in these three states have seen an improvement in recovery rates. Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan have reported recovery rates of 65% and 69% respectively while the figures for Indore and Bhopal in MP are 47% and 63% respectively. In UP, Agra has reported an 85% recovery rate while Meerut and Noida both stand at 66%.
Containment and medical treatment strategies followed by the three states in these urban centres are now being closely studied and cited to other states where recovery rates are low, such as Maharashtra where the recovery rate remains below 30%. Mumbai, for instance, has a recovery rate of just 23%. “That has meant more pressure on hospitals of active patients there and spread of infection,” said a central government official.