Health Ministry says COVID-19 recoveries are nearly double the number of active cases in country

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The Health Ministry has said that the COVID-19 recoveries have crossed the one-million mark in the country. Briefing the media in New Delhi yesterday, the Officer of Special Duty in the Health Ministry said, the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients increased from 7.85 percent in April to 64.44 percent at present.

He said the recoveries are 1.9 times the number of active cases of COVID-19. The Health Ministry Official said effective clinical management led to a decline in the COVID-19 case fatality rate from 3.33 percent on 18th June to 2.21 percent yesterday. He said, due to enhanced testing infrastructure, on an average of 4 lakh 68 thousand 263 COVID-19 tests conducted daily from 26th to 30th July.

India has achieved another landmark with more than 6 lakh tests done in 24 hours. The Health Ministry said it is continuing to implement the strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking, and treatment to effectively tackle the COVID19 pandemic. It said the objective is to raise the testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in the medium term.

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