New Delhi (NVI): India recorded the highest single-day recoveries at 56,110 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered cases to 16,39,599. With this the COVID-19 recovery rate improved further to 70.38 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.
The highest single-day recoveries at 56,110 are the result of the successful implementation of effective containment strategy, aggressive and comprehensive testing coupled with the standardised clinical management of the critical patients based on a holistic standard of care approach, the Ministry of Health in a statement said.
The coordinated efforts of the central, state and UT governments have resulted in continuously increasing average daily recoveries, it added
“In the first week of July the daily average recovered cases were at 15,000 which jumped to more than 50,000 in the first week of August,” the ministry said.
The statement further stated, “With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the total recoveries have crossed the 16 lakh mark and the recovery rate has reached another high of 70.38 per cent.”
There are 6,43,948 active cases of coronavirus which is “actual caseload” of COVID-19 in the country and currently comprise 27.64 per cent of the total positive cases. They are under active medical supervision.
With a consistent and sustained increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has reached nearly 10 lakh.
Focus on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, use of non-invasive, improved and coordinated services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment have resulted in seamless efficient patient management of COVID-19 patients.
As a result, the case fatality rate (CFR) has been low when compared to the global average. It is currently standing at 1.98 per cent, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, India’s TEST, TRACK, TREAT strategy has achieved another peak with 7,33,449 tests done in the last 24 hours. This has taken the cumulative tests to more than 2.6 crore. The tests per million has jumped to 18,852, ministry said, adding that the graded and evolving response has resulted in a testing strategy that steadily widened the testing net in the country.
To keep up with this strategy, the testing lab network in the country is continuously strengthened which consists of 1,421 labs in the country with 944 labs in the government sector and 477 private labs, the ministry added.