Covid-19: Case: Fatality rate declines to 2.28 percent in India
India continues to register more than 30,000 recoveries a day for the 4th successive day; 31,991 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours
On account of effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on the holistic Standard of Care approach, the Case Fatality Rate has significantly dipped.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the Case Fatality Rate is progressively falling and currently, it is 2.28 percent. India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.
On the other hand, continuing the streak of more than 30,000 recoveries per day for the 4th successive day, 31,991 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. This has taken the total recoveries beyond 9 lakh and the number currently stands at 9,17,567. The Recovery Rate is 64 percent.
In the meanwhile, India has once again recorded the highest single day testing of 5.15 lakh tests for COVID-19 diagnosis.
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 1,68,06,803 samples have been tested till date. The Council has approved a total of 1,310 COVID-19 testing labs in both the public and private sector.
In its latest advisory, the ICMR advised the state governments, public and private institutions to take required steps to scale-up testing for COVID-19.
“Since testing, tracking and treatment is the only way to prevent the spread of infection and save lives, it is imperative that testing should be made widely available to all symptomatic individuals in every part of the country,” ICMR said. The premier medical research institute has called for further strengthening of contact tracing mechanisms for containment of infection.