India registers record COVID19 recoveries in 24 hrs, total recoveries cross 24 lakh

The total number of recoveries has thus crossed 24 lakh.

Credit : The New Indian Express

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has registered the highest recoveries in a single day on Monday. A total of 66,550 COVID-19 patients have reportedly recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries has thus crossed 24 lakh. For the first time, the number of active cases has also reduced by 6,423 (in the last 24 hours), said the Ministry on Tuesday.

With this, India's Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients has reached 75.92 percent, the number of recovered patients outpacing the active cases (7,04,348) by more than 17 lakh. The recovered patients are 3.41 times the active cases, as on date, according to the Ministry data. There has been more than a 100 percent hike in the recoveries in the last 25 days.

Appreciating the efforts put in by the different frontline warriors, Dr Avinash Bhondwe, Maharashtra President, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said that good protocols, efficient medical treatment and increased testing have played a major role in increasing the recovery rate in our country.

“In many places, especially in the cities, the COVID diagnosis is happening at a much earlier state. This, along with hospitalisation and treatment, has been the key factor in improving the recovery of COVID-19 patients. Gradually, our graph is going down, and as the government has predicted, by the end of September, the peak will go down,” Bhondwe said.

However, in order to achieve this, he said, it is necessary that we continue to follow all the protocols and take all precautionary measures. “If we do that, the government has already predicted that the COVID situation will be in control by November end,” Bhondwe added.

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 percent of the total positive cases, the government has stated. The steadily falling Case Fatality Rates stands at 1.84 percent today.

India also reached the landmark of 1 million testings per day a few days ago. “The testing capacity has increased significantly - from 10 tests per day on 30 January 2020 to touching 1 Million tests per day on 21 August 2020,” Prof (Dr.) Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in New Delhi on Tuesday.