COVID 19: India’s recovery rate jumps to 39.6 % : Centre

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 May 2020 8:27 PM GMT
COVID 19: India’s recovery rate jumps to 39.6 % : Centre

Hyderabad: India seems to flatten the curve with COVID 19 recovery rate surging to 39.6 percent. Figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reveal that 42,298 patients have recovered until Wednesday.

Data reveal that about 2.9% of all active cases under management require Oxygen support; about 3% of the active cases under management require ICU support and 0.45% of the active cases under management require ventilator support.

The Ministry stated that the focus on clinical management has resulted in an improvement in the recovery rate. This is a reminder that the disease is curable and the clinical management protocols adopted by India are effective.

Through a graded, pre-emptive, and proactive approach, the government of India is taking several steps along with the States/UTs for prevention, containment, and management of COVID-19. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

Further, India has been relatively able to decelerate the pace of COVID-19 and the impact can be seen in the data of COVID-19 cases.

Compared to a global average of 62.3 cases per lakh, India still has only 7.9 cases per lakh population. Similarly, the global average mortality rate is 4.2 per lakh population. However, the rate in India is 0.2 per lakh population. The relatively low death figures represent timely case identification and clinical management of the cases.

Being the world’s second-largest populated country, India’s handling of the pandemic is far better than many other countries with much less population. Though it has already crossed China in the number of positive cases, India is doing much better as per the figures available.

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