COVID-19 recovery rate touches 90%, active caseload dips below 8.5%

COVID-19 recovery rate touches 90%: Nearly 62,000 patients recovered and were discharged in last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases reported in the same time span stood at around 50,000.

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New Delhi: India has crossed a significant milestone in its fight against COVID, as the recovery rate reached 90%. Over 70.78 lakh patients have recovered from highly infectious disease in the country so far. The active caseload of the country has also fallen below 8.5%. The total positive cases in the country today stands at 6.68 lakh which comprises merely 8.49% of total reported cases.

With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day along with a steadily falling and sustained low mortality rate, India’s trend of decreasing active cases continues. The recovered cases are nearly 10.6 times more than the active cases. Nearly 62,000 patients recovered and were discharged in last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases reported in the same time span stood at around 50,000.

The Health Ministry said that enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre’s Standard Treatment Protocol by all the States and Union Territories and total dedication and commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries in the country. It said, this has also led to a commensurate dip in the fatality rate which stands at 1.51%.

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The Health Ministry informed that 578 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours of which nearly 80% are concentrated in ten States and Union Territories.

In last 24 hours, nearly 11.41 lakh COVID samples were tested in the country. With this the cumulative testing figure has further risen to over 10.25 crore. The Health Ministry has said, India has come a long way from just 1 COVID testing lab in January this year to around 2003 such labs today.