India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves further, touches 62.42%

New Delhi (NVI): While India’s coronavirus cases continue to rise, the Covid-19 recovery rate in the country shows promise and now stands at over 62 percent, with more than 19,000 cases of recovery recorded since yesterday, according to Health Ministry.

The cumulative figure of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients stands at 4,95,515 today. There are a total of 2,76,882 active cases in the country and all are under medical supervision.

The improvement in recovery rate is the result of combination of preemptive, proactive and graded steps taken by the Centre in collaboration with the State and UT governments.

Aggressive testing that ensures early detection of patients, home isolation for the mild/pre-symptomatic patients, effective clinical management of the severe cases through adequate hospital infrastructure which helps in timely triaging of the cases, ramped up hospital infrastructure in the country and regular and seamless coordination between the governments have together resulted in the continuously rising recovery rate in the country.

As of today, the country has 1,218 dedicated COVID hospitals, 2,705 Dedicated COVID Healthcare Centres and 10,301 COVID Care Centres.

As the country as a whole witnesses an encouraging upward trend in the Recovery Rate, there are as many as 18 States/UTs including – Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi etc – with recovery rate more than the national average.

In addition to this, the fatality rate has declined to 2.72 percent. This is lower than the fatality rates observed in many other countries in the world.

The focus of COVID-19 management in the country has been to keep the fatalities low. With the support and guidance of the Centre, the States/UTs have taken many steps in this regard like mapping of the communities to focus on the high risk group like the elderly/aged and population with co-morbidities, and providing special care to them.

There is a focus on improvement of quality of medical care of COVID patients. The country-wide strong network of ASHAs and ANMs along with Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres have helped in effective surveillance and contact tracing of the cases, including the lakhs of migrants and returnees. As a result, there are 30 States/UTs which have a fatality rate lower than the national average.

-CHK