COVID-19 actual caseload stands at 3.3 lakhs: Govt

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As on date, the actual caseload of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3,31,146, contributing to a little more than a third (34.18%) of total cases detected so far, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday.

Actual caseload of COVID-19 has remained limited and manageable in the country due to proactive measures of containment including house-to-house survey, perimeter control activities, timely contact tracing and surveillance of containment zones, aggressive testing, and timely diagnosis, and effective clinical management of the moderate and severe cases through a well-implemented standard of care protocol substantially increasing their chances of recovery, the ministry added.

As the graph shows, from mid-June 2020 after crossing the 50% mark in Recovery Rate, there is a steady increase in the recovered patients and decline in the number of active cases. 63.25% of the COVID-19 patients have recovered, so far. Simultaneously, there has been a steady dip in the active cases, from around 45% in mid-June 2020 to around 34.18%, as of now, the MoHFW said.

A total of 20,783 people cured of COVID in the last 24 hours has taken the total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 6,12,814. The gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has further increased to 2,81,668.

The hospital infrastructure to treat COVID-19 consists of 1381 dedicated COVID Hospitals in Category I, 3100 Dedicated COVID Healthcare Centres in Category II, 10,367 COVID Care Centres in Category III. They together have a capacity of 46,666 ICU beds.

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