India has over 5.5 lakh recovered cases, exceed active cases by over 2.5 lakhs

New Delhi, July 13, 2020: The series of pro-active, pre-emptive and coordinated steps taken by the Centre and the State governments for containment and prevention of COVID-19 has contributed to a gradual surge in COVID-19 recovery.

Aggressive testing coupled with timely diagnosis has led to identify-ing COVID affected patients before they progress into an advanced stage of the disease; effective implementa-tion of containment zones, surveil-lance activities ensured that the rate of infection stays under control.

The norms and standards for care of Home Isolation along with use of oxymeters have helped to keep a check on the asymptomatic or mild-ly symptomatic patients without bur-dening the hospital infrastructure.

Such graded policy and holistic approach has led to the recovery of 18,850 people in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,53,470.

The recovery rate has further improved to 63.02% today.

19 States have a recovery rate higher than the national average.

There are 3,01,609 active cases and they are all under medical supervision either in hospitals, COVID care centres or in home iso-lation.

There are 2,51,861 more recovered cases than active cases.

India’s fatality rate has also dropped to 2.64% owing to the enhanced stress on clinical manage-ment of critical cases.

AIIMS Delhi continues to hand-hold the Dedicated COVID Hospi-tals (DCH) through the COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre.

30 States have a fatality rate lower than the national average.

During the last 24 hours, 2,19,103 samples were tested.

The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,18,06,256.

The testing per million is continu-ously growing. It is 8555.25 today.

The testing lab network in the country is further strengthened with 1200 labs in the country; 852 labs in the government sector and 348 pri-vate labs. These include:

• Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 626 (Govt: 389 + Private: 237)

• TrueNat based testing labs: 474 (Govt: 428 + Private: 46)

• CBNAAT based testing labs: 100 (Govt: 35 + Private: 65)

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