India records highest ever single day recoveries of 51,706

New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 5, 2020: India has recorded the highest ever single day recoveries in the last 24 hours.
With a sharp increase of 51,706 COVID-19 patients recovering, the recovery rate has reached a new high of 67.19% and continues to improve each day.
The recoveries till now total up to 12,82,215, more than twice the active cases.
With the increasing number of COVID-19 patients recovering, there has been a 63.8% increase in recovered cases in the last 14 days, indicating that the COVID-19 response and management driven by the Centre’s “TEST, TRACK, TREAT” strategy is yielding the desired results.
The aggressive testing along with ramped up hospital infrastructure by collective efforts of the public and private sectors has ensured the increasing Recovery Rate which has improved from 63% to 67% in the last 14 days.
With such a consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has reached nearly 7 lakh.
Due to the record highest daily recoveries, the active cases have reduced to 5,86,244 (less than 5,86,298 recorded yesterday) and all are under medical supervision.
Update on Tri-ity (at 7 pm today)
At the War Room Meeting held today at the Punjab Raj Bhavan and presided over by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore the Deputy Commissioner, Mohali stated that they have 360 active cases.
The Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula said that they have 377 active cases while Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh informed that they have 470 positive cases.
The Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh stated that they have already issued 10,000 challans for violation of social distancing and mask wearing.
He mentioned that 4,39,000 persons have downloaded Aarogya Setu Applications.
The Administrator directed the Finance Secretary to finalize the congested markets which should follow odd-even formula and such shopping areas which need to be totally closed for social distancing.
The Administrator directed that the guidelines notified for gymnasiums and yoga institutions should be strictly followed.

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