India records highest ever single day peak of 63,631recoveries

New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 22, 2020: On the day India’s daily tests have scaled a new peak of 10 lakh 23 thousand, India achieved another milestone as it recorded the highest ever single day recoveries of 63,631 in the last 24 hours.
With this high number of COVID-19 patients recovering and being discharged from the hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the Recovery Rate has reached 74.69%.
This has also led to the declining Case Fatality Rate, which stands at a new low of 1.87% today.
India’s total recoveries now exceed the total active cases (6,97,330) by more than 15 lakhs.
The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 23.43% of the total positive cases.
Early identification through aggressive Testing, comprehensive surveillancea nd contact Tracing along with focus on timely and efficient clinical Treatment of patients have ensured speedy recovery.
The higher number of recoveries and declining fatality have shown that India’s graded and pro-active strategyis delivering results on the field.
Building on the continuum of care approach, the policy of Testing aggressively, Traking comprehensively and Treating efficiently, focussed attention on effective surveillance and house-to-house contact tracing has led to early detection and identification of COVID-19 cases.
The mild and moderate cases are treated under supervised home isolation.
As per the standardized clinical management protocol based on the holistic Standard of Care approach, the critical and severe patients are hospitalised and provided the best medical care.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 45 patients were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/Sood Dharamshala/ GMCH32/ Dhanwantri/ Sector 48 Hospital/Panjab University Hosteland PGIMER.
In the same period as many as 145 new persons were declared Positive for Covid -19 in the Union Territory.
The total number of Active cases in Chandigarh now are 1270. Results of 87 samples are awaited.

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