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1,074 COVID-19 patients recovered in 24 hrs, highest in single day

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: May 04, 2020 21:13 IST
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As many as 1,074 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, the highest number of recoveries recorded in one day, the health ministry said on Monday.

IMAGE: Health workers clap as COVID 19 patients released after recovery, amid nationwide lockdown at a hospital, in Agartala. Photograph: ANI Photo

Addressing a press briefing, Joint Secretary at the health ministry Lav Agarwal said the recovery rate stands at 27.52 per cent with 11,761 COVID-19 patients cured till now.

In the last 24 hours, 1,074 COVID-19 patients have recovered, the highest number of recoveries in one day, Agarwal said.

He further said the outcome ratio of COVID-19 -- the ratio of recoveries and deaths of closed cases -- was recorded at 90:20.

 

"The outcome ratio on April 17 was 80:20 which is now 90:10 which can be seen as an improvement," Agarwal said.

Agarwal also said that the COVID-19 curve is relatively flat as of now and it was not right to talk in terms of when the peak would come.

"If we collectively work then peak might not ever come while if we fail in any way we might experience a spike in cases," he said.

Agarwal assured that there is no shortage of testing kits.

"On Sunday, 57,474 tests were conducted. We have progressively increased our testing capacity as per need," he said.

Amitabh Kant, Chairman Empowered Group dealing with civil society, NGOs, industries and international partners, said in 112 aspirational districts, "we worked with the collectors and in these 112 districts only 610 cases have been reported which is 2 per cent of the national level infection".

In these 112 districts, 22 per cent of India's population resides, he said.

In a few districts like Baramulla, Nuh Rachi, YSR, Kupwara and Jaisalmer more than 30 cases have been reported, while in the rest of the places very few cases are there, Kant, who is also the CEO of NITI Aayog, said.

Kant said the telemedicine service is now available on the Aarogya Setu application.

He said 90 million people have installed the Aarogya Setu app till now. "Arogya Setu Mitra which has telemedicine features is also there," he said.

The mobile application helps users identify whether they are at risk of the COVID-19 infection. It also provides people with important information, including ways to avoid coronavirus infection and its symptoms.

"The application enables people to assess the risk of exposure to COVID-19 infection based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge bluetooth technology, and artificial intelligence enabled algorithms," he said.

Kant said the Empowered Group 6 has mobilised over 92,000 NGOs and CSOs and appealed them to assist state governments and district administrations in identifying hotspots and delivering
essential services to the vulnerable including the homeless, daily wagers and migrant workers.

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