Covid-19: New cases are increasing, but so are recoveries

Recovery Rate at record high of 67.19%, Case Fatality Rate (CFR) further dips to 2.09%

GN Bureau | August 6, 2020


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Even as India continues to record more than 50,000 new Covid-19 infections every day for a week now, there was some hope in the rising number of recoveries as well, with a drop in the case fatality rate and a spike in the recovery rate.

Thus, the country recorded the highest single day recoveries in the 24 hours Wednesday evening. With 51,706 Covid-19 patients recovering, the recovery rate has reached a new high of 67.19% and continues to improve each day. The recoveries till now total up to 12,82,215, more than twice the active cases.

As on Thursday morning, India had 13,28,336 recovered/migrated cases of Covid-19, 5,95,501 active cases, and 40,699 fatalities.

With more and more patients recovering, there has been a 63.8% increase in recovered cases in the last 14 days, indicating that the Covid-19 response and management driven by the “Test, Track, Treat” strategy is yielding the desired results, the health ministry said.

The aggressive testing along with ramped up hospital infrastructure by collective efforts of the public and private sectors has ensured the increasing Recovery Rate which has improved from 63% to 67% in the last 14 days.

With such consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active Covid-19 cases has reached nearly 7 lakh. Due to the record highest daily recoveries, the active cases have reduced to 5,86,244 (less than 5,86,298 recorded the day before) and all are under medical supervision.

Coordinated implementation of “Test, Track, Treat” strategy by the Union and State/UT governments has ensured that the CFR has been low when compared to the global scenario and it has been progressively falling. The Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.09% today.

India tests more than 6 lakh tests in a day again
India has continued testing more than 6 lakh Covid-19 samples for the second consecutive day. The resolve of union and state/UT governments to follow aggressive testing as the first important step in the early detection and treatment/home isolation of Covid-19 positive cases has resulted in India rapidly increasing the number of tests done per day.

The graded and evolving response resulted in a testing strategy that steadily widened the testing network in the country. With 6,19,652 tests conducted in the 24 hours to Wednesday evening, the cumulative testing as on date has reached 2,14,84,402. The Tests per Million has seen a sharp increase to 15,568.

To keep up with the comprehensive “Test, Track and Treat” strategy, the testing lab network in the country is being continuously strengthened. It has 1,366 labs in the country with 920 labs in the government sector and 446 private labs.

 

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