Rising COVID-19 recovery rate in India is aiding to continuous decline in active cases

New Delhi (NVI): Although, India has been reporting increased number of Covid-19 cases following widening of testing, the ray of hope is the rising recovery rate, which is aiding to the continuous decline in Covid-19 active cases.

The recovery rate has shot up from 52 percent in mid June to more than 63 percent by mid July, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As on date, the actual case load of coronavirus in the country is at 3,42,756, while the number of cured cases is approximately at 6.35 lakh making it 63 percent of the total reported cases so far.

The collaborative efforts of all States/UTs for house-to-house surveys, contact tracing, surveillance of containment and buffer zones, perimeter control activities, aggressive testing and timely diagnosis has resulted in early identification of the infected persons. This has helped in early treatment too.

In addition to this, Mumbai is nearing the 1 lakh-mark as far as the number of reported cases is concerned. Furthermore, it has also clocked one of the impressive recovery rates in the country at nearly 70 percent, which is 7 percent higher than the national average and nearly 15 percent higher than Maharashtra which has clocked a recovery rate of 55.62 percent.

According the data released by the Medical Education & Drugs Department (MEDD) on Friday, the number of active cases in Mumbai stands at 24,307 while the number of patients recovered stands at 67,830.

Notably, the coronavirus recovery rate in Mumbai stood at 50 percent around mid June, when the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) launched the ‘Mission Zero’ under Rapid Action Plan to contain coronavirus transmission. The rate improved to 57 per cent on July 1 and further to around 70 percent by July 15.

Across the nation, Delhi has posted a recovery rate of 82 percent against total reported cases of 1,18,645. Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have also posted good recovery rate of 70 percent or above.

India has followed a standard of care protocol for the differentiated categorisation of COVID-19 patients – mild, moderate and severe as clearly formulated in the Clinical Management Protocol of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The effective clinical management strategies have shown to yield positive results. Almost 80 percent of the asymptomatic and mild cases are advised home isolation under medical supervision. The strategy of home isolation for the mild and asymptomatic patients has ensured to keep the hospitals unburdened, where the focus has been on treatment of the severe cases and reduction of fatality.