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Coronavirus | India reports over 1 million COVID-19 recoveries

Patients wait for the rapid antigen test of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Guru Gobind Singh hospital in Raghubir Nagar area in West Delhi on July 29, 2020.

Patients wait for the rapid antigen test of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Guru Gobind Singh hospital in Raghubir Nagar area in West Delhi on July 29, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

India’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Fatality Rate (CFR) stands at 2.23% on Wednesday, the lowest since April 1, 2020, said a statement by the Union Health Ministry. 

It added that “the successful implementation of effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic standard of care approach have resulted in a consistent trend of more than 30,000 recoveries/day for the sixth consecutive day.”

The Ministry noted that the total number of recovered cases is fast approaching 1 million, with 35,286 patients having been discharged in the last 24 hours. According to data from State Health Departments the number of recovered cases stands at 10,20,271 at 11.50 p.m. on July 29.

Coronavirus, July 29 updates

“The total recoveries have jumped to 9,88,029. The recovery rate has reached another high of 64.51% amongst COVID-19 patients,” it said, adding that with the consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active cases currently stands at 4,78,582. Active cases (5,09,447) are under medical supervision.

Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India

As per information released by the Indian Council of Medical Research, with 4,08,855 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of Tests Per Million (TPM) has now increased to 12,858 and cumulative testing has crossed 1.77 crore. “The testing lab network in the country is continuously strengthened with 1,316 labs in the country; 906 labs in the government sector and 410 private labs,” it said.

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