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Govt: Covid-19 numbers 'more or less linear, not exponential'

Apr 24, 2020 00:16 IST

Stating that in terms of Covid-19 numbers India stands close to where it was one month ago, the government on Thursday said, that cases in the country have been "more or less linear, not exponential" A Health Ministry official said that the situation has not dipped much, 4 to 4.5% of people are testing positive for the virus, and the rate of recovery has risen to nearly 20% from 9.9% last week. The government also noted that no new cases had been reported from 78 districts across 23 states and union territories in the last 14 days. India has been on lockdown for almost a month now, to check the spread of the virus.