Over 3.5 cr people tested for Covid in India under ‘Test Track Treat’ strategy

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New Delhi (NVI): India has tested more than 3.5 crore people for Covid-19 so far under its ‘Test Track and Treat’ strategy, the Health Ministry said today.

“As the first step towards timely identification, prompt isolation & effective treatment, higher testing also results in limiting the spread of infection,” the Ministry said in a tweet.

At least 60,975 new cases of coronavirus and 848 fatalities have been reported in India in the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India now stands at 31,67,323, with 58,390 deaths due to the pandemic, as per the latest figures available with the Health Ministry.

The Ministry had earlier said that the gap between recoveries and active cases continue to widen as the recoveries are more than three time the active cases.

Meanwhile, India has recorded the highest single day recoveries of 66,550 Covid patients in the last 24 hours.

“In a testimony of the government’s policy of TESTING aggressively, TRACKING comprehensively & TREATING efficiently, the total number of recoveries has crossed 24 lakh (24,04,585),” MoHFW said in a statement.

With this, India’s Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients has reached 76% (75.92%). The number of recovered patients has outpaced the active cases (7,04,348) by more than 17 lakh. The recovered patients are 3.41 times the active cases, as on date, it added.

There has been more than 100% hike in the recoveries in the last 25 days, as per the Ministry.

The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 22.24% of the total positive cases.

“As a result of the combined efforts of the Union Government and the States/UTs, there have been focused and effective measures of testing, containment through surveillance and contact tracing, isolation in home setting and institutions, coupled with efficient treatment in upgraded medical infrastructure through three categories of COVID facilities,” read an official release.

These comprise the Dedicated COVID Care Centres, Dedicated COVID Health Centres and Dedicated COVID Hospitals. The steadily falling Case Fatality Rates (CFR) stands at 1.84% today, according to the Health Ministry.

-ARK