New Delhi: COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to nearly 70 per cent and for the first time in the country the case fatality rate has fallen below 2 per cent, the union health ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said that country’s case fatality rate stands at 1.99 per cent.
The health ministry attributed the rise in recovery rate to the ‘successful implementation of containment strategy, aggressive testing coupled with the standardised clinical management of critical patients’.
“Focus on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, use of non-invasive, improved and coordinated services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment have resulted in seamless efficient patient management of COVID-19 patients. As a result, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has been low when compared to the global average. It has fallen below 2 per cent today, currently standing at 1.99 per cent,” the health ministry stated.
Bhushan said that 2.5 crore coronavirus tests were done this week.
With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the total recoveries have jumped to 15,83,489 with 47,746 COVID-19 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours.
The actual caseload of the country is the active cases (6,39,929) which is only 28.21 per cent of the total positive cases. They are under active medical supervision.