India’s total Recoveries cross the 23 lakh mark

New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 24, 2020: With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), India’s COVID-19 total recoveries have crossed 23 lakh today.
Recovery of 23,38,035 atients has been made possible because of effective implementation of the policy of Testing aggressively, Tracking comprehensively through surveillance and contact tracing and Treatingefficiently.
Focus on Standard of Care protocol including use of non-invasive oxygen, better skilled doctors in the ICUs and hospitals, and improved ambulance services have led to improved recovery rate among the severe and critical COVID patients.
Those in home isolation, being medically supervised and monitored, are also recovering at a fast pace.
With the recovery of 57,469 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients has crossed 75% (75.27%) reflecting that the number of patients recovering is on a steady rise over the past several months.
India has posted more than 16lakh (16,27,264) recoveries than the active cases (7,10,771 which are under active medical care).
The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 22.88%of the total positive cases.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 154 patients were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/Sood Dharamshala/Sector 48 Hospital/Fortis/Ivy Hospital/PGI/ Dhanwantri/ GMCH32 and Panjab University Hostel.
In the same period, 117 new persons were declared Positive for Covid -19.
The total number of Active cases in Chandigarh now are 1350. Results of 98 samples is awaited.
The total number of COVID-19 patients who have been found Positive till now in the UT have been 3035 and Cured till date are 1646.
There have been 37 deaths because of Covid-19 in Chandigarh and 2 fatalities which have been attributed to other reasons.

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