Active Cases Only 1.65 Percent Of India’s Total Infections

In a span of 24 hours, the collective recoveries have surged to 1,03,59,305 with 13,320 patients being discharged

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The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said, the daily Covid-19 recovered cases in India have been exceeding daily new cases from the last 20 days, while the total active cases stand at 1,76,498 comprising just 1.65 per cent of the total infections.

In a span of 24 hours, the collective recoveries have surged to 1,03,59,305 with 13,320 patients being discharged. A total of 12,689 daily new cases were added to the national tally during the same period.

The ministry highlighted that, “India has one of the lowest daily Covid-19 new cases per Million population (69) in the last 7 days.”

These sustained encouraging results have been made possible with the Centre-led proactive and regulated the strategy of test, track, treat technology, the ministry underscored.

The centre has issued the Standard of Care protocol like early identification through high and aggressive testing, prompt surveillance and tracking, supervised home isolation combined with high quality medical care have helped to sustain the high number of recoveries in the country.

Improved 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 all these have played a role in India’s successful fight against Covid-19.

The Union government has supported the state and UT governments with sufficient quantity of ventilators, PPE kits, drugs, etc.

The ministry also mentioned about the tireless efforts of ASHA workers who have ensured effective surveillance and tracked the 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 allowing provisions for non-Covid essential healthcare.

Building the clinical management capacities of the doctors manning the ICUs have also been under focus of the centre.

The ‘National e-ICU on Covid-19 Management’ exercise conducted by domain experts from AIIMS, New Delhi has substantially helped in this.

More than 20 lakh (20,29,480) beneficiaries have received the shots under the countrywide Covid-19 vaccination exercise as on January 27.

In a span of 24 hours, 5,671people were vaccinated across 194 sessions. A total of 36,572 sessions have been conducted so far. 84.52 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 9 states and UTs.

Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,290 newly recovered cases.

A total of 2,106 people recovered in Maharashtra in a span of 24 hours followed by 738 in Karnataka.

Over 84 per cent of the new cases are from 7 states and UTs.

Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,293. It is followed by Maharashtra with 2,405, while Karnataka reported 529 new cases.

Seven states and UTs account for 83.94 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (47). Kerala follows with 19 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh with 14.

According to the health ministry’s statement, “India has has reported only 1 death per million population in the last seven days.”

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