With highest ever single day recoveries of nearly 30,000, total number of recoveries crosses 7.82 lakh
GN Bureau | July 24, 2020
India is emerging as the second most Covid-19-affected nation, after the US but ahead of Brazil, going by the weekly average of fresh infections, yet there is hope in the record number of recoveries too.
For the second day in a row, recoveries in a single day continue to post significant rise. The 24 hours to Thursday evening saw the highest-ever single day number of patients cured and discharged at 29,557, an official bulletin said.
While the total number of recovered cases has jumped to 7,82,606, there has been appreciable growth in the recovery rate, which stands at 63.18%. The higher number of patients getting cured and discharged has contributed to increasing gap between recovered and total active cases. It is pegged at 3,56,439 on Thursday.
The health ministry attributed this accomplishment to the government-led Covid-19 management strategies. It said: “Sustained efforts by the centre and state/UTs are resulting in more effective containment, aggressive testing, and prompt and efficient clinical treatment strategies. These are guided by the teams of domain experts in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare such as the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) and ably complemented by the technical experts at AIIMS, New Delhi, Centres of Excellence in various States/UTs, ICMR and NCDC. The Union Government continues to coordinate with the efforts of the State/UTs by sending Central teams of experts to areas witnessing increase in caseload and handholding of Covid hospitals in States through the tele-consultation program led by AIIMS, New Delhi.”
These combined efforts have resulted in the Case Fatality Rate being managed at low levels – 2.41% as on date, and steadily declining.
This has also helped in reducing the actual case load of Covid-19 cases which remains confined to 4,26,167 active patients only.
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