India’s Case Fatality Rate lowest since 1st Lockdown

 India’s Case Fatality Rate lowest since 1st Lockdown
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New Delhi, Aug 01: The Case Fatality Rate in India stands at 2.15 percent today and it is lowest since the 1st Lockdown started. It has been continuously reducing from around 3.33 percent in mid-June. 
Along with the CFR been kept a low rate, the successful implementation of effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a comprehensive Standard of Care approach have resulted in a consistent addition of more than 30,000 recoveries per day.
The total number of recovered cases is nearly 11 lakh. With 36,569 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have jumped to 10,94,374. The recovery rate stands at 64.53 percent amongst COVID-19 patients.
With such a consistent increase in recoveries, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 5,29,271. Active cases (5,65,103) are under medical supervision, PIB release stated.
As of today, there are 1488 dedicated COVID Hospitals with 2,49,358 isolation beds, 31,639 ICU beds, and 1,09,119 oxygen supported beds, 16,678 ventilators. 
As many as 3231 dedicated COVID Health Centres with 2,07,239 Isolation beds, 18,613 ICU beds, and 74,130 oxygen supported beds and 6,668 ventilators have also been operationalized. 
Moreover, 10,755 COVID Care Centres with 10,02,681 beds are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country. The Centre has also provided 273.85 lakh N95 masks and 121.5 lakh Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and 1083.77 lakh HCQ tablets to the States/ UTs / Central Institutions.

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