COVID-19 recovery rate further improves in India, nears 68%

New Delhi (NVI): A total of 49,769 patients have recuperated from Covid-19 in India in a span of 24 hours, pushing the recovery rate to nearly 68 per cent while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.05 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

India continues on the path of COVID-19 management boosted by two significant achievements, continuously rising recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients and Case Fatality Rate that has remained much below the global average.

These two in tandem have enabled a higher and rising difference, more than 7.7 lakhs, between the number of recovered patients and active cases in India.

The total recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 with recovery of 49,769 patients in the last 24 hours.

Ramped up hospital infrastructure and emphasis on efficient treatment of hospitalized patients through the Standard of Care incorporated in the Clinical Treatment Protocol issued by the Centre, have effectively ensured improvement in the recovery rate.

The average daily recovered cases have increased from around 26,000 cases to 44000 cases in the last 2 weeks.

Sustained efforts by the Centre and State and Union Territory governments through focused & coordinated containment, widespread testing combined with supervised isolation and effective treatment have together ensured the decline in the percentage of active cases and rise of the percentage recovered cases.

There has been significant and sustained increase in the number of daily new recovered cases too.

-CHK