Covid-19 in India: Active cases only 22% of total Covid cases

New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 28, 2020: In pursuance of the Centre’s strategic and graded Test, Track and Treat approach, India is registering continuous progress on the recovery front and reduction in the fatality rate.
In the past five months, more than 3/4 of COVID-19 cases have recovered and less than 1/4 are active now.
With more patients recovering and being discharged from home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases) and hospitals (severe and critical cases), India’s COVID-19 recoveries are nearing 26 lakh.
60,177 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
With these national figures, the Recovery Rate amongst COVID-19 cases has touched 76.28%.
The number of recoveries are nearly 3.5 times the active cases, which comprise 21.90% of the total cases.
The higher number of recoveries has led to a constantly growing difference between recoveries and active cases.
Crossing 18 lakhs, the difference stands at 18, 41,925 today.
The Centre has led the country-wide response and management with steady ramping up of the hospital infrastructure through three tiered Dedicated COVID facilities- Dedicated COVID Hospitals with ICU bed, ventilators etc.; Dedicated COVID Health Centres with oxygen beds and doctor on call facility and COVID Care Centres with isolation beds.
As on date, the country has a total of 15,89,105 isolation beds, 2,17,128 oxygen supported beds and 57,380 ICU beds.
Effective treatment of Positive cases has resulted in a progressively dipping Case Fatality Rate, which is pegged at 1.82% today.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
At the War Room Meeting today, it was decided that the weekend closure of markets will be discontinued.
However, Sukhna Lake will remain closed on weekends and the odd-even formula in congested markets, as notified earlier, will continue till September 3.
Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, 130 patients in Chandigarh were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/PGI/Sood Dharamshala/ Fortis/Grecian/Gian Sagar/48 Hospital/Dhanwantri and Panjab University Hostel.
However, 160 new patients were diagnosed positive with Covid 19 in the Union Territory
Two fatalities were reported. A 58 year old man, resident of Mauli Jagran,a case of alcoholic liver disease with pancreatitis, expired at PGIMER on today. An 84 year old man resident of Sector 22,,a known case ofcoronary artery disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease etc expired at at Mayo Hospital, Mohali on August 27
Total Active cases in Chandigarh are 1572 now.

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