From Our Bureau   

10TH AUGUST 2020

India witnessed a big surge with 62,064 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported on Monday, taking the country’s cumulative tally to 22,15,074. The death toll rose to 44,386, with 1,007 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.

India’s COVID-19 recoveries have crossed the historic peak of 1.5 million today. Recovery of 15,35,743 patients has been made possible because of the policy of Testing aggressively, Tracking comprehensively & Treating efficiently. Better ambulance services, focus on Standard of Care and use of non-invasive oxygen have given the desired results.

With the highest ever single day recoveries of 54,859 in the last 24 hours, the Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients has scaled a high of 70 percent.

The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country, viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 28.66 percent of the total positive cases. India has posted 9 lakh more recoveries than the active cases numbering 6,34,945.

The coordinated efforts of Central Government and State/Union Territory governments on early detection through aggressive testing and efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases have shown results with continuously regressing Case Fatality Rate. It is 2 percent, as on date, and steadily declining. Early identification of cases has also led to steeply falling percentage of active cases.

Early identification helps to ensure timely and prompt isolation of the mild and moderate cases and hospitalisation of the severe and critical cases thereby leading to effective management of cases. The cumulative number of tests reached 2,45,83,558 today, with 4,77,023 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

It is important to note that the COVID-19 infection still remains concentrated in 10 States that contribute more than 80 percent of the new cases. The aggressive testing and tracking through house-to-house surveys and well implemented containment strategies and surveillance in these areas may lead to an initial increase in positive cases. However, well implemented strategies will ensure it reduces over time. (eom)

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