India’s COVID-19 fatality rate progressively falling: Govt
   Date :28-Jul-2020
NEW DELHI,
 
The COVID-19 fatality rate currently stands at 2.28 per cent, which is among the lowest in the world
 
Total recoveries have now crossed the nine lakh-mark
 
The nation’s caseload climbed to 14,35,453 and the death toll rose to 32,771 
 
INDIA’S COVID-19 fatality rate has been progressively falling and currently stands at 2.28 per cent which is among the lowest in the world, the Government said on Monday, attributing the dip to factors like aggressive testing and an effective containment strategy. It also said that the recovery rate has been improving consistently and the total recoveries have now crossed the nine lakh-mark. The focused efforts of the Centre, state governments and Union Territory administrations on early detection and isolation through aggressive testing and efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases have shown results with continuously falling case fatality rate and improving recovery rate, the Health Ministry said.
 
“With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic standard of care approach, the case fatality rate has significantly dipped,” the Ministry said in a statement.
 
The case fatality rate is progressively falling and currently is at 2.28 per cent, it said, adding that India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. India also recorded more than 30,000 recoveries in a single day for the fourth successive day with 31,991 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said. The number of recovered patients now stands at 9,17,567 with the recovery rate at 64 per cent, it said. As a result of low mortality and more people recovering, the recovered cases exceed the active cases (4,85,114) by 4,32,453 as on Monday, the Ministry said.
 
Medical attention continues to be provided to all active cases in hospitals and home settings, it said. With a record single-day jump of 49,931 COVID-19 cases, India’s caseload climbed to 14,35,453 on Monday, while recoveries surged to 9,17,567, according to Union Health Ministry data. The country’s death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. 
 
 

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Due to ‘right decisions taken at right time’ India better placed in COVID-19 fight: PM
 
NEW DELHI,
 
July 27 (PTI)
 
INDIA is in a much better position than other countries in the fight against COVID-19 as a result of “right decisions taken at the right time”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, asserting that the country has expanded its health infrastructure at a rapid pace. Speaking after virtually launching COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata, Modi said that in the fight against coronavirus, India has come to a point where it does not lack in awareness, its scientific data is expanding and resources are also increasing. Due to the “right decisions taken at the right time” in the country, India is in a much better position than other countries in the fight against the pandemic, he said.
 
The deaths due to the coronavirus in India are much lower than many big countries, the Prime Minister said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a word of caution for his fellow Indians, given that the festival season is just around the corner. “We should be careful that the festivals remain a cause for happiness, and not become the reason for the spread of the virus.” He added that the “only solution” till a vaccine comes is basic health hygiene like “2 gaaj ke doori”, wearing masks and using hand sanitisers, among others.