India's Case Fatality Rate (CFR) further drops to 2.25 pc

Last Modified Tuesday, 28 July 2020 (16:48 IST)
New Delhi: India's (CFR) is progressively falling and currently stands at 2.25 per cent making it one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. Also, for the fifth day in a row, India has seen more than 30,000 recoveries per day.
The Recovery Rate has seen a sharp increase from around 53 per cent in mid-June to more than 64 per cent as on Tuesday. With 35,176 patients discharged in the past 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 9,52,743.
With improving daily recovery number, the gap between the recovered cases and the active cases is also persistently increasing. At present, it is 4,55,755. This means the actual active case load is at present 4,96,988 and all are under medical supervision.
 
This achievement is a result of effective implementation of containment strategy combined with house-to-house surveys, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care approach which ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for the asymptomatic patients.
 
Under the guidance of Central government, state/UT governments have focused on reducing the fatalities by effectively managing the severe cases and prioritising care of the high-risk population using field health care workers leading to decrease in the across the country. The CFR has reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent today, an official release here said.
 
The ramped up three-tier hospital infrastructure along with prompt and seamless patient management has helped consistent increase in the recoveries. 
 
The focused efforts of Centre and State/UT governments on early detection and isolation along with handholding of States/UTs by the expert teams of AIIMS, New Delhi for efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases and periodic visits of central teams, have borne results with continuously improving Recovery Rate.(UNI)