Covid-19: Recovery rate jumps to 68 percent in India
Ramping up of hospital infrastructure and emphasis on efficient treatment of hospitalized patients have effectively ensured improvement in the recovery rate.
With case fatality rate remaining much below the global average, India continues to be on the path of sound Covid-19 management. While recovery rate has touched a record high of 68 percent, case fertility rate has touched a new low of 2.05 percent, thus ensuring low mortality among Covid-19 patients.
According to a press note issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in the last 24 hours, 49,769 patients have been cured of the fatal disease, thereby taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 13,78, 105. However, India has presently 607384 active patients.
Ramping up of hospital and testing infrastructure is cited as the key reason for the effective handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
“Ramped up hospital infrastructure and emphasis on efficient treatment of hospitalized patients through the Standard of Care incorporated in the Clinical Treatment Protocol issued by the Centre, have effectively ensured improvement in the recovery rate,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its statement.
It further added that expanded diagnostic lab network and facilitation for easy testing across the country have given a boost, and with 6,39,042 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India has done 2,27,88,393 tests presently. The Tests Per Million (TPM) has seen a sharp increase to 16513.