COVID-19 recovery rate in in Northern states are above national average

Jul 22, 2020 15:37 | Poltics

COVID-19 recovery rate in the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & UT Chandigarh above national average Actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country is 3.42 lakhs


Chandigarh, July 22, 2020 


Even as the overall recovery rate of the COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 63.33 per cent, the northern region states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & UT Chandigarh have performed better than the national average with recovery rates ranging from 69 to 75 per cent. While Haryana leads with a recovery rate of 75.76 per cent, UT Chandigarh is a close second with 74.96 per cent followed by Himachal Pradesh and Punjab at 70.51 and 69.02 per cent respectively. Taken together, the three states and UT Chandigarh, with 8612 active cases as of yesterday are better placed in terms of total active cases as well. 

The status of COVID-19 cases in the northern region as on July 16, 2020 is given below. The recovery rate in all the three states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & UT Chandigarh is above the national average. 



Total positive COVID-19 cases so far

Total Active COVID-19 cases

Total COVID-19 patients recovered/discharged 

Recovery rate (%)






Himachal Pradesh
















A graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach under the ‘Whole of Government” strategy has been adopted by Government of India along with the States/UTs for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. Actual case load of COVID-19 has remained limited and manageable in the country due to proactive measures of containment including house-to-house survey, perimeter control activities, timely contact tracing and surveillance of containment zones, aggressive testing and timely diagnosis, and effective clinical management of the moderate and severe cases through a well implemented standard of care protocol substantially increasing their chances of recovery.

The targeted measures have contributed to a steady decline in the number of active cases. As on July 17, 2020, the actual caseload of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3, 42,756. More than 6.35 lakhs (63.33%) of the total cases have recovered. India, being the second most populous country in the world with 1.35 billion people, has 727.4 cases per million. On the global scale, cases/million population in India are 4 to 8 times less than some European countries. The case fatality rate at 18.6 deaths/millions of the country is one of the lowest in the world




The joint efforts by the Centre and the State/UT governments of increasing the testing capacity, ramping up the health infrastructure, prioritizing surveillance in the SARI/ILI cases, and ensuring mapping of the aged population and people with co-morbidities have led to a continuous improvement in the recovery rates seen across India.