In a landmark global achievement, India has overtaken the USA and become the top country in terms of global COVID19 recoveries.

India has reported the highest number of total recoveries with more than 42 lakh (42,08,431) COVID patients recovered and discharged. India now accounts for close to 19% of the total global recoveries.

“This has strongly pushed the national recovery rate to nearly 80% (79.28%). The total recoveries have demonstrated a steep exponential rise,” a statement issued by the Union health ministry said.

Centre-led focussed, calibrated, responsive & effective measures of early identification through high & aggressive testing, prompt surveillance & tracking coupled with standardised high-quality clinical care have together resulted in this global achievement.

In its determined and resolute fight against COVID-19, India has scaled another peak of registering the highest-ever single day recoveries in the last 24 hours.

A total of 95,880 recoveries have been recorded.

A total of 16 states/UTs have reported 90% of the new recovered cases.

Of the new recovered cases, about 60% are being reported from five States, viz. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra has alone contributed more than 22,000 (23%) and Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 11,000 (12.3%) to the single-day recoveries.

A total of 15 states/UTs have reported 90% of the total recovered cases.

The top five states with the maximum caseload viz. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are also nodal for the highest number of total recoveries.

India has maintained a sustained path of reporting very high number of recoveries. These are the result of focussed strategies leading to coordinated effective actions in the states/UTs.

The health ministry has issued comprehensive standard of care clinical management and treatment protocols.

Drawing from global emerging evidence, these have been regularly revised and strengthened.

India has allowed for rational use of ‘Investigational Therapies’ like Remdesevir, convalescent plasma and Tocilizumab and adopted measures such proning, use of high flow oxygen, non-invasive ventilation, use of steroids and anti-coagulants to aid recovery in COVID patients.

Supervised home/facility isolation for mild and moderate cases, improved services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment have enabled seamless and efficient patient management.

AIIMS, New Delhi has handheld the states/UTs for enhancing the clinical management skills of doctors in the ICUs, through the ‘National e-ICU on COVID-19 Management’ and Centers of Excellence.

Held twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday, the sessions have aided in the substantial increase of the total nationwide recovered cases and maintaining a low and steadily declining mortality rate.

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