India’s Covid fatality rate lowest since first lockdown at 2.15%

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New Delhi (NVI): The Case Fatality Rate (CRF) in India stands at 2.15 per cent today and it’s the lowest since the lockdown first started.

The COVID-19 fatality rate has been continuously reducing from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June, Union Health Ministry said.

In an official statement, the ministry said that, “This is a testimony to the focused, coordinated, pre-emptive, graded and evolving “Test Track Treat” strategy and efforts of the Centre along with the State/UT governments.”

The emphasis on early detection through aggressive testing and effective clinical management of the hospitalized cases have resulted in the continuously falling fatality rate, the ministry said, adding that it indicates that India has been able to successfully contain the fatality rate of COVID-19.

Whereas, the successful implementation of effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a comprehensive Standard of Care approach have resulted in a consistent addition of more than 30,000 recoveries per day, it added.

Meanwhile, the total number of recovered cases are nearly 11 lakh in India. With 36,569 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have jumped to 10,94,374. The recovery rate stands at 64.53 per cent amongst COVID-19 patients.

The ministry further said that, “With such consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 5,29,271. Active cases (5,65,103) are under medical supervision.”

Currently, there are 1488 dedicated COVID Hospitals with 2,49,358 isolation beds, 31,639 ICU beds and 1,09,119 oxygen supported beds, 16,678 ventilators, it said.

In addition to this, 3,231 dedicated COVID health centres with 2,07,239 Isolation beds, 18,613 ICU beds and 74,130 oxygen supported beds and 6,668 ventilators have also been operationalised. Moreover, 10,755 COVID Care Centres with 10,02,681 beds are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country.

The Centre has also provided 273.85 lakh N95 masks and 121.5 lakh personal protective equipments (PPEs) and 1083.77 lakh HCQ tablets to the States/UTs and central institutions so far, the ministry added.

-RJV