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India posts highest recoveries of 62,282 Covid patients in past 24 hours

Friday, 21 August 2020 (14:16 IST)
New Delhi:India has scaled another peak of posting the highest recoveries of Covid-19 cases in a single day as 62,282 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.
With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the total recoveries have crossed the 21.5 lakh mark on Friday, standing at 21,58,946. The gap between recovered patients and active Covid-19 cases rose to 14,66,918 today. 
The current active cases totalling 6,92,028 compose the actual caseload of the country and is 23.82 per cent of the total positive cases today, registering a further drop in the last 24 hours. They are under active medical supervision.
India's Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is maintained below the global average and is on a downslide and currently stands at 1.89 per cent, an official release here said.As a higher number of patient recover, their percentage rate continues to steeply rise along with steady decline in percentage of active cases. 
Following such high level of recoveries, India's Recovery Rate has soared past 74 per cent (74.28 per cent today) ensuring more and more patients are recovering.
Thirtythree states and UTs have reported Recovery Rate of more than 50 per cent.
As many as 8,05,985 samples were tested in the past 24 hours for identification of the disease taking the cumulative tests to 3,3,467,237.
The testing lab network in the country is being continuously strengthened which as on today consists of 1,504 labs in the country; 978 labs in the government sector and 526 private labs. These include 772 Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: (453 government and 319 private), 614 TrueNat based testing labs: (491 government and 123 private) and 118 CBNAAT based testing labs:(34 government and 84 private).
A sharpened focus on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, supervised home isolation, use of non-invasive oxygen support, improved services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment, upgradation of clinical skills of doctors treating Covid-19 patients by active technical guidance through tele-consultation sessions of AIIMS, New Delhi, have together led to point-to-point and efficient patient management. 

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