India continues to leap ahead in its fight against COVID-19 with over one crore one lakh 62 thousand recoveries so far. With this, the national recovery rate has further improved to 96.53 per cent.
The number of daily infections also continues to remain below 20 thousand with only 15 thousand 590 cases being reported in the past 24 hours. During the same period nearly 16 thousand people have recovered from the pandemic.
The gap between the recovered patients and active cases in the country has further widened and the number of recovered patients stands at nearly 48 times the number of current active cases.
The active caseload in the country comprises nearly two lakh 13 thousand people and stands at 2.02 per cent. Out of these nearly 60 per cent are under home isolation and have mild to very mild symptoms.
The Health Ministry informed that enhanced countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the Centre’s Standard Treatment Protocol by the States and Union Territories and total dedication and commitment of doctors, paramedics and frontline workers have led to a persistent increase in the number of total recoveries in the country.
The Health Ministry further said that this has also led to a commensurate dip in the fatality rate which stands at 1.44 per cent. The number of countrywide fatalities recorded in 24 hours has slipped below 200 mark with 191 deaths being reported since yesterday.