India’s COVID-19 recoveries go past 26 lakh, fatality rate drops to 1.81 per cent: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 26 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent, which the Centre said has been made possible due to the strategic policy of “testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently” in supervised home-isolation, facility-isolation and hospitals.
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 per cent, the ministry underlined on Saturday.
A significant feature of India’s management of COVID-19 cases is the growing rate of recovered patients.
A higher number of patients are recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, it highlighted.
These recoveries are being achieved because of adherence to the ‘National Standard Treatment Protocol’ by all health facilities across the country, and due to daily monitoring of positive cases under home-isolation, the ministry said.
With 65,050 patients having recuperated from COVID-19 in 24 hours, the total number of recoveries have surged to 26,48,998.
“The recovery rate is following a continuous upward incline whereas the COVID-19 case fatality rate is constantly declining,” the ministry said.
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. —PTI


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