Covid-19 Update: Over 6.1 lakh people recover, just one-third of total cases under treatment now
With 20,783 people being cured of COVID in the last 24 hours, the total number of recovered Covid-19 patients stands at 6, 12,814.
The number of active Covid-19 cases in India continues to decline, with the number standing at 3,31,146 on Thursday morning. This is roughly a third of the total number of cases - 9,68,876 - that have been reported till now, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
The number of people who have recovered, or have been cured, has crossed 6.1 lakh.
In a statement, the ministry said the “steady decline” in the number of active cases was the result of a multi-pronged approach that included house-to-house survey, perimeter control activities, timely contact tracing and surveillance of containment zones.
This was accompanied by aggressive testing and timely diagnosis, and effective clinical management of the moderate and severe cases.
Other measures include the effective clinical management of the severe cases through adequate hospital infrastructure which helps in timely triaging of the cases; ramped up hospital infrastructure in the country; and regular and seamless coordination between the Centre and states, the ministry said.
According to official data, the number of active cases has declined from 44.65% on June 16 to about 34.18% now. The figure stands at 63.25% when it comes to the number of patients who have recovered.
A total of 20,783 people were cured of COVID in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 6, 12,814.
The gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has further increased to 2, 81,668. For the past 10 days, the number of new cases that are being reported stand between 55,000 and 65,000 every 24 hours.
Also, there has been a dip in the active cases from around 45% in mid – June to around 34.18% as of now.
The hospital infrastructure for handling COVID-19 consists of 1381 COVID Hospitals in Category I, 3100 Dedicated COVID Healthcare Centres in Category II, and 10,367 COVID Care Centres in Category III. They together comprise 46,666 ICU beds.
In Delhi, a big increase in testing could be one of the reasons for this turnaround. This increased testing has helped in identifying people at an early stage, with hospitals and care centres keeping these infected people in quarantine so that they do not transmit the disease further.
A majority of those who tested positive have also been quarantined at their home by taking all the preventive measures.
India is the third worst-hit by the pandemic after the US and Brazil. With 2.75 lakh cases, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi.