Amid the nationwide COVID-19 tally crossing the 61-lakh mark, a statement by the Union health ministry India says that the country witnessed a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. It said that the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours is 70,589 while the recoveries recorded in the country have been over 80,000 cases over the last few days.
The Union health ministry statement further mentioned that at the moment there are 9,47,576 active cases, while 51,01,398 patients have been cured or discharged from hospitals. The cases of mortality in the country were recorded at 776 cases in the last 24 hours, sending the death toll to 96,318.
However, the health ministry has been sanguine and shared some positive statistics amid the grim picture. They maintained that close to a 100 percent increase in recoveries has been witnessed in India in the past month.
“India has witnessed close to a 100 percent increase in recoveries in the past month. More than 82 percent of total cases (exceeding 50 lakhs) recovered and discharged. Active cases (lower than 10 lakhs) a small proportion (less than 1/5th) of total cases,” said a tweet from the ministry’s handle.
It also said that over 82 percent of the total patients have recovered and left the hospitals. Recovered cases yesterday, said the statement, have surpassed active cases by over five times.
“The commendable feat has been achieved through enhanced medical infrastructure, implementation of the standard treatment protocol, full dedication, and commitment of doctors, paramedics, and frontline workers,” the series of tweets from the ministry revealed.
Incidentally, the ministry also launched a web portal that will offer all crucial information on Covid-19, vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials, and progress made in this area at a local and global level.
A similar clinical registry has also been launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that will collate systematic COVID-19 data on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, the clinical course of the coronavirus pandemic, its spectrum, and outcomes of patients.