COVID-19 Recovery Rate climbs to a new high of nearly 68%

New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 7, 2020: India continues on the path of COVID-19 management boosted by two significant achievements, continuously rising recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients and Case Fatality Rate that has remained much below the global average.
While the former is at a record high of 68%, the latter has touched a new low of 2.05%, thus ensuring low mortality among COVID-19 patients.
These two in tandem have enabled a higher and rising difference (more than 7.7 lakhs) between the number of recovered patients and active cases in India.
The total recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 with recovery of 49,769 patients in the last 24 hours.
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 average daily recovered cases (7 day moving average) have increased from around 26000 cases to 44000 cases in the last 2 weeks.
Sustained efforts by the Centre and State/UT governments through focused and coordinated containment, widespread testing combined with supervised isolation and effective treatment have together ensured the decline in the percentage of active cases and rise of the percentage recovered cases.
Update on Chandigarh (at 7 pm today)
In the last 24 hours, 43 patients in the Union Territory were declared cured and discharged.
47 new persons were diagnosed as Positive for Covid-19. These included tests conducted of both RT-PCR and Rapid-Antigen
Three deaths were reported in the UT. An 82 year old male, resident of Sector 7, expired on August 6, 2020 at the Civil Hospital, Sector 48. A 62 year old male residing in Sector 39 was declared brought dead at GMSH Sector 16 on 6th August. He tested COVID-19 positive. A 77 year old male, resident of Sector 45, expired today at Civil Hospital, Sector 48.
With this, the total number of Active Cases in Chandigarh are 530 now.

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