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India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 67.62%; case fatality rate drops to 2.07%: Govt

The Union health ministry said the coronavirus case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.07%

India s COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 67.62% case fatality rate drops to 2.07% Govt
New Delhi, First Published Aug 6, 2020, 8:17 PM IST
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New Delhi: The total number of recoveries among COVID-19 patients in India has jumped to 13,28,336, pushing the recovery rate to 67.62% on Thursday, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.07%, the Union health ministry said.


There are 5,95,501 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, which as a percentage of the total cases has seen a "significant drop from 34.17% on July 24 to 30.31% as on date", the ministry said. A total of 46,121 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in a span of 24 hours.


"The recovery rate has continued its upward journey to reach another record high of 67.62% amongst COVID-19 patients," the ministry said. Under the "whole-of-government approach", the public and private sector resources are combined towards the COVID-19 response and management under the Centre-led strategy.


Focused implementation of 'test, track, treat' strategy by the Union and state and Union Territory governments, ramped up hospital infrastructure and testing facilities, and emphasis on treatment of the hospitalised patients through the standard of care protocol advised by the Centre have effectively ensured that mortality of COVID-19 patients is contained, the ministry said.


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