COVID-19 Daily Recoveries Surpasses Daily New Cases: Union Health Ministry
By: Sashwata Saha
The daily COVID-19 recovery cases in India have been exceeding daily new cases for 20 days now, the Union Health Ministry reported on Wednesday. The total number of active cases stands at 1,76,498 comprising just 1.65% of the total infections.
The cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,03,59,305 with 13,320 patients being discharged in a span of 24 hours. A total of 12,689 daily new cases were added to the national record during the same time span. “India has one of the lowest daily COVID-19 new cases per Million population (69) in the last 7 days,” the ministry’s report highlighted and noted, “These sustained encouraging results have been made possible with the Centre-led proactive and calibrated strategy of test, track, treat technology.”
“Early identification through high and aggressive testing, prompt surveillance and tracking, supervised home isolation combined with high-quality medical care through Standard of Care protocol issued by the Centre have aided the sustained high number of recoveries,” it stated.
There has been continued focus of the Union and state and UT governments on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, supervised home isolation, use of non-invasive oxygen support, use of steroids, anticoagulants, and improved services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment.
The Union government has supported the state and UT governments with sufficient quantity of ventilators, PPE kits, drugs, etc. The unceasing efforts of ASHA workers across the rural and suburban parts have ensured effective surveillance and tracking progress of the patients in supervised home isolation.
The 'eSanjeevani' digital platform has enabled telemedicine services which have been successful in containing the spread of COVID while simultaneously enabling provisions for non-COVID essential healthcare. The Centre has also focussed on building the clinical management capacities of the doctors manning the ICUs.
As on January 27, more than 20 lakh (20,29,480)beneficiaries have received the shots under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise. In a span of 24 hours, 5,671people were vaccinated across 194 sessions.
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