India records highest number of recoveries in 24 hours with 28,472 patients cured or discharged: Health Ministry

India has reported the highest ever number of recoveries in the last 24 hours with 28,472 COVID-19 patients getting cured or discharged across the country. With this, the number of patients that have recovered stands at 7,53,049. This has strongly boosted the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients to 63.13%, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The constantly increasing number of recovered patients has further widened the difference with active cases (4,11,133 today) to 3,41,916. This difference is showing a progressively growing upward trend, it said.

The consistently increasing number of recovered people and growing difference between the active and recovered patients are a testimony that the strategies adopted by the Centre and implemented by the State/ UT governments are bearing desired outcomes. The primary focus has been on early detection through house-to-house surveys, surveillance, contact tracing, effective containment plans, screening of the vulnerable populace and wide-spread testing.  The ramped up three-tier health infrastructure and well executed Standard of Care Protocol have aided in effective treatment in the hospitals and through home isolation, the statement said.