COVID-19: Total number of recoveries in India crosses 2 million

Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 August 2020 (15:40 IST)
New Delhi: With the highest single day recoveries of 60,091 being recorded in the past 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in India crossed 2 million on Wednesday -- at 20,37,870.

India has posted 13,61,356 more recoveries compared to the 6,76,514 active cases.
 
With the active cases reducing, the record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country currently comprises less than 1/4th (only 24.45 per cent) of the total positive cases. Higher number of recoveries and declining fatality has shown that India’s graded strategy has worked, a Health Ministry release here said.
 
There has simultaneously been a dip in Case Fatality Rate, which stands at a new low of 1.91 per cent today.
 
The Union Government along with efforts of the state/UT governments has ramped up the hospital care infrastructure across the country to ensure that medical care for different categories of positive cases is provided through the Dedicated Covid Care Centre (DCCC), Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) and Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH).
 
Their numbers have substantially increased too. Today there are 1,667 DCH, 3,455 DCHC and 11,597 DCCC. Cumulatively they provide 15,45,206 isolation beds, 2,03,959 Oxygen supported beds, and 53,040 ICU beds. (UNI)