Recovery rate at new high of 68%, Case Fatality Rate at 2.05%

New Delhi: As the total number of cases in India crossed the 20-lakh mark, there was a surge of hope due to continuously rising recovery rate among the Covid-19 patients and Case Fatality Rate that has remained much below the global average.
While the recovery rate is at a record high of 68 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate has touched a new low of 2.05 per cent, thus ensuring low mortality among Covid-19 patients. These two in tandem have enabled a higher and rising difference — more than 7.7 lakh — between the number of recovered patients and active cases in India.
The total recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 with recovery of 49,769 patients in the past 24 hours, an official release here said.
Ramped up hospital infrastructure and emphasis on efficient treatment of hospitalised patients through the Standard of Care incorporated in the Clinical Treatment Protocol issued by the Centre, have effectively ensured improvement in the recovery rate. The average daily recovered cases (seven day moving average) have increased from around 26,000 cases to 44,000 cases in the past fortnight.
A Ministry of Health and Famly Welfare release attributed this to sustained efforts by the Centre and state/UT governments through focused and coordinated containment, widespread testing combined with supervised isolation and effective treatment that had together ensured the decline in the percentage of active cases and rise of the percentage of recovered cases.