New Delhi, July 24, 2020: The trend of highest ever single day recoveries of COVID-19 patients continues unabated.
For the third day in a row, the last 24 hours have recorded another high with 34,602 patients recovering.
This has significantly bol-stered the total number of recovered patients to cross 8 lakh and currently stands at 8,17,208.
It has strongly boosted the recovery rate to reach a new high of 63.45% among COVID-19 patients.
As a result of these con-stantly growing number of recoveries, the recovered patients outnumber the active cases (4,40,135 today) by 3,77,073.
This difference is showing a progressively growing upward trend.
The State/UT efforts are bolstered by the Central teams of experts sent to high case-load areas and through strategic discussions held by Central Government through VCs with State and District officials.
With the dedicated efforts of healthcare workers, the recoveries are improving and case fatality is continuously falling, which currently stands at 2.38%.
The sustained rise in number of recoveries is the result of a well formulated and executed strategy of containment of COVID-19 by the State/UT governments under the guidance of Union Government.
It primarily focuses on early detection through aggressive testing along with house-to-house surveys, contact tracing and surveillance of SARI/ILI cases to actively search for cases in the highly vulnerable categories.
This is followed by effective containment plans and efficient clinical management through the ramped up three-tier health infrastructure and well executed Standard of Care Protocol.
These have successfully aided in effective treatment in the hospitals and through home isolation which in turn has ensured that the hospitals remain unburdened for critical patients.
More than 1.5 crore COVID samples (1,54,28,170) have been tested till now.
In the last 24 hours 3,52,801 samples have been tested for COVID-19 identification.
Update on Chandigarh (at 6.30 pm)
4 patients were declared cured and discharged in the last 24 hours from Sood Dharamshala/Home Isolation.
These patients, 2 women and 2 men, are residing in Sectors 19 and 50.
Meanwhile, 23 persons in the UT were declared Positive in the last 24 hours.
They are from Manimajra, Behana, Sectors 19, 22, 24, 30, 38 West, 41, 42, 43,45 and 48.
The youngest in them is 10 years old while the old-est is 75 years.
There are 16 men and 7 women.
With this, the total number of Active Cases in Chandigarh is 275.
The results of 46 samples is awaited.