India’s COVID-19 recoveries cross 2 million; recovery rate past 73%

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New Delhi (NVI): India’s coronavirus disease recoveries have crossed the two-million mark, as the number of recovering patients has outnumbered new viral infections, the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) data showed.

A continuous uptick in average daily recoveries has led to India’s recovery rate at 73.64 per cent and a low case fatality rate (CFR) at 1.91 per cent.

At present, the number of active Covid-19 cases are less than 25 per cent of the total number of the viral infections reported since January 30.

The total number of recoveries currently stands at 20,37,870 in the country. Around 60,000 Covid-19 patients are recovering daily from their viral infection.

A higher number of recoveries and declining fatality has shown that India’s graded strategy has worked. India has posted 13,61,356 more recoveries than the active cases currently at 6,76,514.

From the beginning of January 2020, the Centre assiduously followed a graded, pre-emptive and proactive response and management strategy for COVID-19 in the country. The focused, collaborative and ‘whole of government’ approach has yielded success.

Building on the continuum of care approach, the policy of testing, tracking and treating efficiently is led by the Centre and implemented in conjunction with the state and UT governments.

Focused attention on effective surveillance and house-to-house contact tracing has led to early detection and identification of COVID-19 cases. The mild and moderate cases are treated under supervised home isolation. As per the standardized clinical management protocol based on the holistic Standard of Care approach, the critical and severe patients are hospitalised and provided the best medical care.

Meanwhile, the The ‘eSanjeevani’ digital platform of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has completed 2 lakh teleconsultations. Union Government has pointed out that ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’ enabling patient-to-doctor telemedicine owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 has proved a boon in containing the spread of COVID while simultaneously enabling provisions for non-COVID essential healthcare.