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Covid-19: active cases only 1.65% of total infections | India News

NEW DELHI: Daily Covid-19 cases recovered in India have been outpacing new daily cases for the past 20 days, while total active cases amount to 1.76,498, accounting for only 1.65 percent of the total infections, said the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
Cumulative recoveries have increased to 1,03,59,305 with 13,320 patients discharged within 24 hours. A total of 12,689 new cases were added daily to the national count during the same period.
“India has one of the lowest daily cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants (69) in the last 7 days,” the ministry highlighted.
These sustained encouraging results have been made possible by the proactive and calibrated strategy led by the Center for Testing, Monitoring and Treatment Technology, the ministry stressed.
Early identification through high and aggressive testing, rapid surveillance and follow-up, supervised home isolation combined with high-quality medical care through the standard care protocol issued by the Center have aided the sustained high number of recoveries, he claimed.
The Union and the state and UT governments have continually focused on improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, supervised home isolation, non-invasive oxygen use, use of steroids, anticoagulants, and improved health care services. ambulances to transport patients to timely and timely treatment.
The Union government has supported the state and UT governments with a sufficient quantity of ventilators, PPE equipment, medicines, etc. The tireless efforts of ASHA workers have ensured effective surveillance and monitoring of the progress of patients in supervised home isolation, the ministry stressed.
The digital platform ‘eSanjeevani’ has enabled telemedicine services that have been successful in containing the spread of Covid while also enabling provisions for essential non-Covid healthcare. The Center has also focused on developing the clinical management skills of physicians serving ICUs. The exercise ‘National e-ICU on Covid-19 Management’ conducted by experts in the AIIMS domain, New Delhi, has assisted substantially in this.
As of January 27, more than 20 lakh (20,29,480) beneficiaries have received the vaccines under the Covid-19 vaccination exercise across the country.
In a period of 24 hours, 5,671 people were vaccinated in 194 sessions. A total of 36,572 sessions have been held so far, the ministry said.
He said that it is observed that 84.52 percent of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 9 states and UT.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of recoveries in a single day with 5,290 newly recovered cases. A total of 2,106 people recovered in Maharashtra in a span of 24 hours, followed by 738 in Karnataka.
More than 84 percent of new cases are from 7 states and UT.
Kerala continues to report the highest number of new cases daily with 6,293. Maharashtra followed with 2,405, while Karnataka reported 529 new cases.
Seven states and UT account for 83.94 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the most casualties (47). Kerala follows with 19 deaths a day and Chhattisgarh with 14.
“India has reported only one death per million inhabitants in the past seven days,” the ministry said.

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