Covid-19: Actual case load is only 3,58,692 in India

New Delhi: The actual case load of Coronavirus disease in India is only 3,58,692 on Saturday, a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare update claims.
The number of recovered cases has further increased to 6,53,750 and the difference between recovered and active cases stands at 2,95,058. Medical attention is being provided to all the 3,58,692 active cases, either in home isolation or in hospitals for severe cases, an official statement here said.
About 17,994 Covid-19 patients were recovering during the past 24 hours. The recovery rate now stands at 63 per cent.
Under the latest testing strategy of ICMR which allows all registered medical practitioners to recommend testing, RT-PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Point of Care POC) Tests, boosted by TruNat and CBNAAT have contributed to a surge in the number of samples tested; 3,61,024 samples have been tested in the past 24 hours taking the cumulative number of 1,34,33,742 samples tested and raising the testing per million for India to 9,734.6.
The Union Government continues to support and supplement the efforts of the state governments by sending Central teams of experts to areas witnessing increase in caseload.
A Central team has been deployed to Bihar to assist the state in assessment of Covid management and to provide all necessary support. The team consists of Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary (Public Health), MoHFW; Dr S K Singh, Director, NCDC; and Dr Neeraj Nischal, Associate Professor (Medicine), AIIMS, New Delhi. The team will reach Bihar on Sunday.
Timely, proactive, and graded strategy initiatives for effective Covid-19 management in the country, led by the Centre and implemented by the state/UT governments, have ensured that actual case load of Covid patients remains manageable.
The focus of containment strategy remains on house-to-house survey, perimeter control activities, timely contact tracing, surveillance of containment and buffer zones, aided by effective clinical management of severe cases through a Standard Of Care approach. Continuously expanding hospital infrastructure has aided in increased recoveries.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued Guidelines for Gated Residential Complexes Desirous of Setting Up Small Covid Care Facility by Resident Welfare Associations/Residential Societies/Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
The Ministry also issued an Advisory for Gated Residential Complexes with regards to Covid-19.