The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India increased to 97.75 percent – South Asia Time

The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India increased to 97.75 percent

 September 21, 2021  

NEW DELHI — The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India increased to 97.75 percent on Tuesday, the country’s federal health ministry said, as 32,749,574 patients have been cured.

According to the federal health ministry, the constant increase in recoveries has ensured the reduction in actual caseload with the total positive cases in the country standing at 0.92 percent.

The country has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload.

The country’s active caseload on Tuesday stood at 309,575, the ministry said. A total of 34,469 patients recovered during the last 24 hours and the active cases are now only 0.92 percent of the country’s total positive cases.

During the last 24 hours, 26,115 fresh positive cases were reported in the country.

“While 26,115 persons were found positive in the past 24 hours, India has registered 34,469 new recoveries during the same period,” the ministry said.

Officials said testing has been enhanced across the country, with a continued decline in weekly positive cases.

“Weekly positivity rate remains below 3 percent for last 88 days, currently at 2.08 percent,” the ministry said. “Daily positivity rate at 1.85 percent, less than 3 percent for last 22 days and below 5 percent for 105 consecutive days now.”

The national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at present is 1.32 percent, and 252 deaths were reported across the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the health ministry, the number of recovered patients has overtaken active cases by more than 105 times.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday morning said a cumulative total of 555,035,717 COVID-19 tests were carried out and 1,413,951 samples were tested on Monday alone.

The inoculation drive against COVID-19 is underway. According to the health ministry, over 818 million COVID-19 jabs have been administered and 9,646,778 jabs were administered on Monday.

The Indian government aims to vaccinate all people above the age of 18 years by the end of this year.

The ministry said the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 33,504,534 and the death toll rose to 445,385 on Tuesday(Xinhua).