India's total Covid-19 recoveries cross 2.3 million as tally rises to 3.2 million
24 August 2020
With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), India's Covid-19 total recoveries have crossed 2.3 million so far.
A union health ministry report said the total number of recovered coronavirus cases in the country stood at 23,38,035 as of Monday morning, reflecting a high rate of recovery of over 75 per cent.
This, according to the ministry has been made possible because of effective implementation of the policy of aggressive testing, comprehensive tracking through surveillance and contact tracing combined with the efficiency in treatment.
Focus on standard of care protocol, including use of non-invasive oxygen, better skilled doctors in the ICUs and hospitals, and improved ambulance services have led to improved recovery rate among the severe and critical Covid patients. Those in home isolation, being medically supervised and monitored, are also recovering at a fast pace, the ministry stated.
With the recovery of 57,469 cases in the last 24 hours, India's recovery rate amongst the Covid-19 patients stood at 75.27 per cent, reflecting a steady rise in the number of patients recovering over the past few months.
At 2.3 million, the number of recovered cases in the country is thrice the number of active cases of 7,10,771, which are under active medical care. The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country currently comprises only 22.88 per cent of the total positive cases. The case fatality rate has also steadily declined to a low of 1.85 per cent as the downward trajectory continued.