March 26, 2020 08:23
Korea has seen a rapid rise in the number of recoveries from coronavirus in recent weeks. According to health authorities, 3,730 out of 9,137 confirmed patients had been released from hospital after making a full recovery as of Wednesday.
The recovery rate was just 3.7 percent on March 11 but it soared to 22.7 percent on March 19, 32.7 percent on Sunday and 40.8 percent on Wednesday.
However, the fatality rate has also risen gradually from 0.5 percent on March 1 to 1.38 percent, as 171 had died of the disease as of Wednesday. Patients in their 80s showed the highest fatality rate at 13.6 percent.
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