India’s cumulative COVID-19 recoveries are the highest in the world, says Centre

India’s cumulative COVID-19 recoveries are the highest in the world, says Centre

Mizoram Mizoram

KOHIMA: The Centre has said that India’s cumulative COVID-19 recoveries are the highest in the world.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of recovered COVID cases has reached around 97,50,000.

The Ministry said, India’s present active caseload of around 2,81,000 consists of 2.77 percent of India’s total positive cases.

The country's COVID-19 recovery rate has also reached 95.78 per cent.

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It said that the country has reported less than 30,000 daily new cases continuously for the last 13 days.

During the past 24 hours, 22,272 new cases were reported taking the total number of positive cases to over one crore one lakh.

India’s Case Fatality Rate is at 1.45 percent -- one of the lowest figures across the globe.

In a related development, the National Task Force (NTF) yesterday discussed evidence-based modifications in testing, treatment and surveillance strategies for COVID-19 in view of the new virus strain from the UK.

Several people returning from the UK have tested positive upon their arrival amid the spread of a potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus.

Eight individuals tested positive at the Delhi airport Friday, the door-to-door contact drive being conducted by the state Delhi government revealed

The meeting of the task force was convened by ICMR under the co-chairpersonship of Member Niti Aayog, Professor Vinod Paul and Secretary, Department of Health Research and Director General, ICMR, Professor Balram Bhargava.

During the meeting, it was emphasized that since the UK variant strain is implicated to cause increased transmissibility of the virus.

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