Covid-19 recoveries cross 2 million mark
The number of active COVID-19 cases are less than 25 per cent of the total number of the viral infections reported since January 30.
With the recoveries of 58,794 in the last 24 hours, India's Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients has reached nearly 74% (73.91%) reflecting that the number of patients recovering is on a steady rise over the past several months. As a result, total recoveries have crossed the two million mark in the country.
India’s COVID-19 recoveries have crossed the two million mark, with the number of recovering patients having outnumbered new viral infections. The government is working towards bringing the percentage of COVID-19-related deaths to one per cent and below.
According to the latest data shared by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the number of active COVID-19 cases are less than 25 per cent of the total number of the viral infections reported since January 30. Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said when the viral caseload of a particular country is highlighted, it is always the active cases that are counted.
About 60,000 COVID-19 patients are recovering daily, while 55,000 fresh positive cases are being reported a day. The Ministry pointed out that a continuous uptick in average daily recoveries has led India’s recovery rate at 73.18 per cent and a low case fatality rate (CFR) at 1.92 per cent. Higher number of recoveries and declining fatality has shown that the country’s graded strategy has worked, said.
Dr Rommel Tickoo, senior consultant department of internal medicine, Max Healthcare said the number of hospitalization cases has also reduced. Tickoo said a small percentage of COVID-19 patients need to be admitted to hospitals. “Most of them recover from their viral infection under home isolation. Few COVID-19 patients are in need of ventilator support. A majority of those who get admitted make a smooth recovery.” He also highlighted that the problem by and large was with high-risk cases such as those with co-morbidities.