New Delhi, July 15, 2020: The last 24 hours have seen a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 patients recovering.
20,572 people were cured which has taken the total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,92,031.
The recovery rate has climbed up to 63.24% today.
The surge in recovered cases is driven by aggressive testing, timely diagnosis and effective management of the patients either through super-vised home isolation or under active medical attention in the hospitals.
The actual case load of COVID-19 is only 3,19,840 active cases. They are all under medical supervision.
The norms and standards for Home Isolation along with use of oxymeters have helped to keep a check on the asymptomatic or mild-ly symptomatic patients without
putting pressure on the hospital infrastructure.
The gap between recovered and active cases has been consistently growing.
It stands at 2,72,191 today. The number of recovered cases outweighs the active cases by a fac-tor of 1.85.
Medical infrastructure in India to treat COVID-19 patients includes 1378 Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH), 3077 Dedicated COVID Health Centres (DCHC) and 10351 COVID Care Centres (CCC).
They have a total of 21,738 venti-lators, 46,487 ICU beds, and 1,65,361 Oxygen beds to treat COVID-19 patients.
The Central government has dis-tributed 230.98 lakhs N95 masks, 123.56 lakhs PPEs and 11,660 ven-tilators to States/UTs/Central insti-tutions to ensure effective clinical management of COVID-19.
Update on Chandigarh Meanwhile, in the War Room Meeting held today, chaired by Governor of Punjab and Adminis-trator, UT Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore, he ordered for a complete ban on physical press conferences, where there was a risk of infection due to large gatherings.
He appealed to all political parties not to hold any gathering or func-tion, which violates the Ministry of Home Affairs’ guidelines, that per-mits only events like wedding and cremation as exceptional cases.
The Senior Superintendent of Police has been directed to lodge FIRs in case of illegal gathering of any kind in the city.
The Administrator decided that there should be more vigorous screening, testing and stricter imple-mentation of orders regarding social distancing and wearing of masks.
He stressed that weekly curfew or short period lockdown was still under consideration of the Adminis-tration.
Meanwhile, 13 Covid-19 patients were cured and discharged today.
They were residents of Bapudham Colony, Dadu Majra, Daria, Dhanas, Sectors 19, 21, 30, 41 and 42.
In the last 24 hours, nineteen patients have been diagnosed as positive.
They are from Bapudham Colony, Sector 26, Khuda Ali Sher, Raipur Khurd, Dhanas,Burail, Sectors 19, 25, 29, 46, 48 and 63. Their ages range from 25 years to 78 years.
One person died in the last 24 hours. A 78 year old male resident of Sector 19 was diagnosed as posi-tive for nCoV at Civil Hospital, Panchkula on July 14. He has expired there. He was a patient of chronic heart disease with Coronary stenting.