India’s total Recoveries cross the 24 lakh mark

New Delhi/ Chandigarh, August 25, 2020: Collaborative and strategic measures led by the Union Government and implemented by the States/UTs are showing results.
India has registered the highest recoveries in a single day. 66,550 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
In a testimony of the government’s policy of Testing aggressively, Tracking comprehensively and Treating efficiently, the total number of recoveries has crossed 24 lakh (24,04,585).
With this, India’s Recovery Rate amongst COVID-19 patients has reached 76% (75.92%).
The number of recovered patients has outpaced the active cases (7,04,348) by more than 17 lakh.
The recovered patients are 3.41 times the active cases, as on date.
There has been more than 100% hike in the  recoveries in the last 25 days.
The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 22.24% of the total positive cases.
As a result of the combined efforts of the Union Government and the States/UTs, there have been focused and effective measures of testing, containment through surveillance and contact tracing, isolation in home setting and institutions, coupled with efficient treatment in upgraded medical infrastructure through three categories of COVID facilities.
These comprise the Dedicated COVID Care Centres, Dedicated COVID Health Centres and Dedicated COVID Hospitals.
These sustained measures have collectively borne results.
The steadily falling Case Fatality Rates stands at 1.84% today.
ndia has tested nearly 3.7 crore cumulative COVID-19 samples so far. With India’s strong resolve to rapidly increase the number of daily tests, the cumulative testing as on date has reached 3,68,27,520.
With 9,25,383 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the Tests Per Million have seen a sharp rise to 26,685.
As the first step towards timely identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment, higher testing also results in limiting the spread of infection.
Starting from a single lab at Pune, India’s testing lab network has seen a substantial widening with total of 1524 labs today – 986 labs in the government sector and 538 private labs.
Update on Chandigarh and Panchkula (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 67 patients were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/Sood Dharamshala and GMCH32 .
In the same period, 174 new persons were declared Positive for Covid -19.
3 fatalities were reported. A 51 year old woman of Sector 44 expired at GMCH-32 today; a 70 year old woman of Palsora expired today at PGIMER and an 80 year old man of Sector 33 expired today in Sohana Hospital, Mohali
The total number of Active cases in Chandigarh now are 1454. Results of 92 samples is awaited.
The total number of COVID-19 patients who have been found Positive till now in the Union Territory have been 3209 and total number of patients who have been Cured till date are 1713.
There were 20 new Positive cases in Panchkula today and the total Active Cases are 508.

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