High recoveries push India’s Recovery Rate to nearly 75%

New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 23, 2020: A consistently increasing number of recoveries has pushed India’s Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients to nearly 75%.
With the recoveries of 57,989 COVID patients in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has reached 22,80,566 today.
India’s total recoveries now exceed the total active cases (7,07,668) by nearly 16 lakhs (1,572,898).
As the graph shows, the average daily number of recoveries is on a constant upward move from 15,018 (1-7 July 2020) to 60,557 during the week of 19-13 August 2020.
The constantly increasing recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 23.24% of the total positive cases.
This has also resulted in gradually falling mortality rate.
Currently at 1.86%, India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is one of the lowest globally.
It has been made possible because by comprehensive and sustained effectiveness of the Centre’s policy of Testing aggressively, Tracking comprehensively and Treating efficiently.
Starting from one test in January 2020 through a single lab in Pune, India has exceeded cumulative tests of more than 3.5 crore today. Consistently testing more than 8 lakhs tests since the last six days, with 8,01,147 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours, the total has touched 3,52,92,220.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 21 patients were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/Sood Dharamshala/ and Panjab University Hostel .In the same period, 142 new persons were declared Positive for Covid -19.
Two fatalaties were reported.
A 1 year 9 months old girl, resident of Sector 25,suffering from severe acute malnutrition, severe anaemia, infantile tremor syndrome and acute kidney injury was diagnosed as COVID positive on August 21.She expired at PGIMER on August 22.
A 68 year old man, resident of Sector 23, a known case of Hypertension, Type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease,diagnosed a case of SARI, COVID positive, expired at GMCH -32 on Auigust 22.
The total number of Active cases in Chandigarh now are 1387. Results of 118 samples are awaited.

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