19,000 people recovered on Sunday, testing per million reaches 8,396.4
GN Bureau | July 13, 2020
Though India remains the third-most affected country in terms of Covid-19 infections, the situation seems to be improving as the number of people who have recovered from infection has rose to 5,34,620, with a recovery rate of 62.93 percent.
“Focussed and coordinated steps taken in tandem by the centre along with the states/UTs through a ‘Whole of Government’ approach, bolstered by effective clinical management of Covid-19 after early detection and timely diagnosis has led to a consistent increase in the recovered cases. In the last 24 hours, a total of 19,235 were cured of Covid-19,” an official bulletin said Sunday evening.
The number of recovered cases exceed active cases by 2,42,362. Medical attention is being provided to all the 2,92,258 active cases, the release said.
The present health infrastructure dedicated to providing medical attention to the Covid affected includes 1,370 dedicated Covid hospitals (DCH), 3,062 dedicated Covid health centres (DCHC), and 10,334 Covid care centres (CCC).
For the successful operation of these facilities, the centre has so far provided 122.36 lakh PPE kits, 223.33 lakh N95 masks, and 21,685 ventilators have been delivered to various states/UTs /central institutions.
Enabling factors like removing all impediments for Covid-19 testing and facilitation of widespread testing by states/UTs continues to result in a steady rise in the samples tested every day; during the 24 hours to Sunday evening 2,80,151 samples were tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of Sunday, was 1,15,87,153. As a result, the testing per million for India is presently 8,396.4.
A crucial supporting factor in progressive rise in testing numbers is continuous expansion of the countrywide diagnostic lab network, which as on date comprises of 850 labs in the government sector and 344 private labs (total of 1194 labs). These include:
• Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 624 (Govt: 388 + Private: 236)
• TrueNat based testing labs: 472 (Govt: 427 + Private: 45)
• CBNAAT based testing labs: 98 (Govt: 35 + Private: 63)
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