COVID-19: 48,900 patients recover in 24 hrs, recovery rate improves to 68.32%

The Health Ministry said, due to coordinated implementation of ‘Test, Track and Treat’ strategy, the Case Fatality Rate has been low when compared to the global scenario.

Written by August 8, 2020 20:33

New Delhi: The recovery rate from COVID-19 infection has improved further and it has now reached 68.32 per cent. Union Health Ministry in a statement said that with 48,900 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the country’s total recoveries from COVID-19 has reached 14,27,005. At present, the active cases are 6,19,088 which account for 29.64 per cent of total positive cases. Such persons are under medical supervision either at hospitals or in home isolation.

The Ministry said, effective surveillance and improved testing network have ensured early detection of cases and consequentially leading to timely clinical management of the severe and critical cases. It said, India has one of the lowest cases per million at 1,469 against the global average of 2,425.

The Ministry said, due to coordinated implementation of ‘Test, Track and Treat’ strategy, the Case Fatality Rate has been low when compared to the global scenario. The Case Fatality Rate continued to fall progressively and now it stands at 2.04 per cent.

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The Health Ministry added that with focused efforts to reduce mortalities due to COVID-19, India has registered one of the lowest deaths per million at 30 as compared to the global average of 91 deaths per million. It also said, 5,98,778 tests were conducted for COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours. With this, over 2.30 crore samples have been tested so far. The Tests Per Million has seen a sharp increase to 16,947 today. The Ministry further said, with 936 labs in the government sector and 460 private labs, India has a network of 1,396 labs for COVID-19 testing.