India’s Case Fatality Rate lowest at 2.15% since 1st Lockdown

New Delhi, August 1, 2020: India continues to maintain the record of registering and maintaining the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate at the global platform.
The Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.15% today and it is lowest since the 1st Lockdown started.
It has been continuously reducing from around 3.33% in mid-June.
This is a testimony to the focused, coordinated, pre-emptive, graded and evolving “Test Track Treat” strategy and efforts of the Centre along with the State/UT governments.
Emphasis on early detection through aggressive testing and effective clinical management of the hospitalized cases have resulted in the continuously falling Case Fatality Rate indicating that India has been able to successfully contain the fatality rate of COVID-19.
Along with the CFR been kept a low rate, the successful implementation of effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a comprehensive Standard of Care approach have resulted in a consistent addition of more than 30,000 recoveries/day.
The total number of recovered cases is nearly 11 lakh.
With 36,569 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have jumped to 10,94,374.
The recovery rate stands at 64.53% amongst COVID-19 patients.
With such consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 5,29,271.
Active cases (5,65,103) are under medical supervision.
The 3-tier hospital infrastrucutre with seamless patient management has ensured prompt triaging and treatment.
As on today, there are 1488 dedicated COVID Hospitals with 2,49,358 isolation beds, 31,639 ICU beds and 1,09,119 oxygen supported beds, 16,678 ventilators. 3231 dedicated COVID Health Centres with 2,07,239 Isolation beds, 18,613 ICU beds and 74,130 oxygen supported beds and 6,668 ventilators have also been operationalised.
Update on Chandigarh (at 7 pm):
In the past 24 hours, sixteen patients were declared cured and discharged.
During the same period, 28 persons were diagnosed as Positive for Covid 19.
Three deaths were reported, taking the total death count to 18 for the city.
A 55 year old woman who was residing in KishangarhManimajra, expired on July 31, 2020 at the COVID Hospital, Sector 48.
She was having co-morbid conditions of diabetes mellitus and had presented with acute respiratory distress syndrome 5 days back.
A 75 year old woman of Sector 37, expired on July 31, 2020 at Ivy Hospital Mohali.
She had a history of giddiness with a fall on July 25 and was taken to Ivy Hospital on July 27.
She had co-morbid conditions of hypertension, diabetes and airway disease.
A 96 year old man expired on July 30, 2020 at GMCH-32.
He was having past history of paralytic attack, one and a half years ago.
He had been bed-ridden since then.
He was sampled after death on July 31, 2020 and was reported positive last night.
Active Cases in the UT now: 378.

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