India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves to over 77%, fatality rate down to 1.7%

Last Updated: Sunday, 6 September 2020 (18:06 IST)
New Delhi: India on Sunday registered highest single day recovery of 73,642 cases during the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

It is for the second consecutive day, the country recorded over 70k recoveries.
 
“The total numbers of recoveries have reached nearly 32 lakh (31,80,865) as of today,” the Ministry said in a statement.
 
With this surge in numbers of patients getting recovered on a daily basis, India’s Recovery Rate has been further pushed upwards to 77.32 per cent.
 
Sustained efforts by the Centre and State/UT governments have substantially resulted in higher number of people getting identified at an early stage for the infection through very high levels of testing. This has enabled their timely treatment, guided by the Standard Treatment Protocol for both home/facility isolation and hospitalisation.
 
The Centre, in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi has led the process of continuous upgradation of clinical management skills of the ICU doctors in the dedicated COVID hospitals across the country. These measures have resulted in saving more lives. India’s Case Fatality Rate, one of the lowest globally, continues to further compress. It is pegged at 1.72 per cent today.
 
This has also ensured that the active caseload (8,62,320) accounts for merely 20.96 per cent of the total positive cases so far. (UNI)