From Our Bureau
27TH JULY 2020
India witnessed a big surge with 49,931 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported on Monday, the highest for a single day, taking the country’s cumulative tally to 14,35,453. The death toll rose to 32,771, with 708 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.
The focused efforts of Central Government and State/Union Territory governments on early detection and isolation through aggressive testing and efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases have shown results with continuously falling Case Fatality Rate and improving Recovery Rate.
With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care approach, the Case Fatality Rate has significantly dipped. The Case Fatality Rate is progressively falling and currently, it is 2.28 percent. India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.
Continuing the streak of more than 30,000 recoveries per day for the 4th successive day, 31,991 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. This has taken the total recoveries beyond 9 lakh and the number currently stands at 9,17,568. The Recovery Rate is 64 percent.
As a result of low mortality and more people recovering, the recovered cases exceed the active cases (4,85,114) by 4,32,454 today. Medical attention continues to be provided to all active cases in hospitals and home settings.
The Central government has advised all State/Union Territory governments to keep up with and effectively implement the strategy of “Test, Track and Treat.” For the first time, a record number of 5,15,472 tests have been conducted in a single day. The cumulative number of tests reached 1,68,06,803. (eom)