New Delhi, July 10, 2020: The trend of a pro-gressive increase in the number of recovered COVID-19 patients continues.
The last 24 hours saw a total of 19,138 COVID-19 patients get cured, taking the cumulative figure of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 4,95,515 today.
Consequently, the national recovery rate is 62.42% today. There are 2,76,882 active cases and all are under medical supervision.
The improvement in recovery rate is the result of combination of pre-emptive, proactive and graded steps taken by the Centre in collaboration with the States/UTs. Aggressive test-ing that ensures early detection of patients; home isolation for the mild/pre-symptomatic patients; effective clinical management of the severe cases through adequate hospital infrastructure which helps in timely triaging of the cases; ramped up hospital infrastructure in the country and regular and seamless coordination between the Centre and States/UTs have together resulted in the continuously rising Recovery Rate in the country.
As of today, we have 1218 Dedi-cated COVID Hospitals, 2705 Dedi-cated COVID Healthcare Centres and 10,301 COVID Care Centres.
As the country as a whole witness-es an encouraging upward trend in the Recovery Rate, there are as many as 18 States/UTs with Recov-ery Rate more than the national average.
At the national level, the Case Fatality Rate has declined to 2.72%.
This is lower than the Fatality Rates observed in many other coun-tries in the world.
The focus of COVID-19 manage-ment in the country has been to keep the fatalities low.
With the support and guidance of the Centre, the States/UTs have taken many steps in this regard like mapping of the communities to focus on the high risk group like the elderly/aged and population with co-morbidities and providing special care to them.
There is a focus on improvement of quality of medical care of COVID patients.
The country-wide strong network of ASHAs and ANMs along with Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres have helped in effective surveillance and contact tracing of the cases, including the lakhs of migrants and returnees.
As a result, there are 30 States/UTs which have a fatality rate lower than the national average.
Update on Chandigarh
2 men and 3 women were declared cured today and discharged from Hospital
These five patients were from Sec-tore 23, 29 and Dadu Majra.
In the last 24 hours, 13 patients have been declared Corona Positive and admitted to hospital. These patients include a 58 year old woman who is working in PGI and a 1 month old girl child.
The patients are from Sectors 21,41, 45, 55, Manimajra, Khuda Lahora and Ramdarbar. Their ages range from 1 month to 86 years.
With this, the total number of active cases in Chandigarh are 121. There are 76 active cases in Mohali and 22 in Panchkula, taking the tricity total to 219. Results of 43 samples in Chandigarh are awaited.