The doubling time of coronavirus cases in India has improved from 13.3 days to 15.4 days, the Union Health Minister said on Saturday as the number of deaths in COVID country -19 had increased to 4,971 and the total number of cases had increased to 1,733,763.
The doubling time has improved in the past three days, he said.
As many as 11,264 COVID-19 patients have been cured in the past 24 hours until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, the highest number of recoveries recorded in a day, bringing India’s recovery rate to 47.40%, he said.
However, the country recorded a record single-day peak of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases until 8:00 am Saturday, the ministry said.
India is today the ninth country most affected by the pandemic.
While the number of active COVID-19 cases was 86,422, a total of 82,369 patients infected with the coronavirus have so far recovered.
“In the past 24 hours, a total of 11,264 COVID-19 patients have been cured. This is the highest number of recoveries recorded in a day.
“This resulted in a recovery rate of 47.40 bp in COVID-19 patients, an increase of 4.51%, compared to the recovery rate from the previous day of 42.89%,” said the Ministry of Health.
Due to the high number of patients recovered, the number of active patients has also increased from 89,987 patients on May 29 to 86,422 active cases currently, the ministry said in a statement adding that all patients were under active medical supervision.
“As of May 30, the doubling time in the last 14 days was 13.3, it has increased to 15.4 days in the last three days. The mortality rate is 2.86%,” said the communicated.
As of May 29, 2.55% of active COVID-19 patients were in intensive care, 0.48% on respirators and 1.96% on oxygen.
Testing capacity has increased in the country thanks to 462 government laboratories and 200 private laboratories.
Cumulatively, 36,12,242 tests have been carried out so far for COVID-19, while 1,26,842 samples were tested yesterday, the ministry said.
Regarding the country’s health infrastructure for the management of COVID-19, 942 dedicated COVID hospitals with 1.58.908 isolation beds, 20.608 intensive care beds and 69.384 oxygen-assisted beds are available now.
In addition, 2,380 dedicated COVID health centers with 1,33,678 isolation beds; 10,916 intensive care beds and 45,750 oxygen-based beds were operationalized.
In addition, 10,541 quarantine centers and 7,304 COVID treatment centers with 6,644,330 beds are currently available to combat COVID-19 in the country.
The Center also provided 119.88 lakh of N95 masks and 96.14 lakh of personal protective equipment (PPE) to States, UTs and central institutions.
The ministry reiterated that all precautions should be taken while “living with the new standard” of COVID-19.
It is imperative that all guidelines on physical distance are followed in public places and workplaces, hand hygiene, including frequent hand washing and respiratory hygiene, face masks or covers are used in public places and coughing / breathing labels followed, he said.
“It is emphasized that the management of COVID-19 is only possible when all the necessary care is taken by everyone without complaining about the situation and not taking the relaxations during the locking situation for granted”, a pointed out the ministry.
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