Total recoveries in India surpass 26 lakh

Chandigarh, August 29, 2020: A significant feature of India’s management of COVID-19 cases is the growing rate of recovered patients. Higher number of patients are recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases). These recoveries are being achieved because of adherence to the “National Standard Treatment Protocol” by all health facilities across the country as well as by regular daily monitoring of positive cases under home isolation.
The COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 26 lakh today. Recovery of 2,648,998 patients has been made possible because of the holistic and strategic policy of Testing aggressively, Tracking comprehensively and Treating efficiently in supervised home isolation and facility isolation, and in hospitals.
65,050 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours. The Centre has been regularly interacting with States that are showing higher fatality rates. There is a sharp focus on skilled doctors to man the ICUs. AIIMS New Delhi through its tele-consultation sessions every Tuesday and Friday is building the clinical treatment capabilities and skills of the doctors in the States/UTs. With better ambulance services ensuring reduced response time, focus on Standard of Care and use of non-invasive oxygen, steroids and anti- coagulants, the Recovery Rate has now reached 76.47%.
As a result, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has also been low when compared to the global average.
It is on a continuous decline and currently stands at 1.81%.
The Recovery Rate of India is following a continuous upward incline whereas the Case Fatality Rate is constantly declining.
The actual case load of the country is the active cases (752,424) which is only 21.72%of the total positive cases. They are under active medical supervision. With a consistent and sustained increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases reach nearly 19 lakh.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In the past 24 hours, 141 patients in Chandigarh were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/Sood Dharamshala/ Max/GMCH-32/48 Hospital/Dhanwantri and Panjab University Hostel.
However, 261 new patients were diagnosed positive with Covid 19 in the Union Territory
Total Active cases in Chandigarh are 1692 now.
Overall there have been 45 fatalities in the city because of COVID-19, of which the number of patients with co-morbidities have been 41 and number of patients without co-morbidities have been 4.
A total of 29,118 persons have been tested till now, of which 3985 were found Positive.
The total number of COVID-19 patients who have been cured till date are 2248.

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