India’s COVID-19 fatality rate drops to 2.25%; recovery rate over 64%

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) within the Covid-19 pandemic has been progressively falling is now 2.25 per cent, which continues to remain one of the lowest in the world, Union Health Ministry said.

In an official statement the ministry said that, “This achievement is a result of effective implementation of containment strategy combined with house-to-house surveys, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care approach which ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for the asymptomatic patients.”

It added that, “Under the guidance of Central government, State/UT governments have focused on reducing the fatalities by effectively managing the severe cases and prioritising care of the high-risk population using field health care workers leading to decrease in the CFR across the country.”

The CFR has reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent today, the statement said.

According to the ministry, the ramped up three-tier hospital infrastructure along with prompt and seamless patient management has helped consistent increase in the recoveries.

Notably, India has seen more than 30,000 recoveries per day for the fifth day in a row, it added.

The COVID-19 recovery rate has also seen a sharp increase from around 53 per cent in mid-June to more than 64 per cent as on today.

The ministry further said, with 35,176 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries across India stand at 9,52,743.

Meanwhile, the gap between the recovered cases and the active cases has also increased to 4,55,755.

Apart from this, the focused efforts on early detection and isolation along with handholding of states and UTs by the expert teams of AIIMS, New Delhi for efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases and periodic visits of central teams, have borne results with continuously improving recovery rate, the ministry added.

-RJV