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Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients improved to 27.41%

Updated: May 5, 2020 6:19 pm
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has climbed to 46, 433 while the death toll stands at 1568.

Briefing media in New Delhi, Health Ministry official said, the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 32,138.

As many as 12,726 people have been cured or discharged. The recovery rate is 27.41 per cent.

He said, in the last 24 hours there are 3,900 new cases, 195 deaths and 1,020 recoveries.

The Health Ministry official said, lockdown has yielded very positive results and  doubling time has improved from 3.4 days before lockdown to 12 days now.

He said, at the same time, it is important that the momentum is sustained.

The Official said, the number of new cases and deaths reported during the last 24 hours has been the highest so far, in any day.

He said, timely reporting and management of cases is very crucial. He said, Government found gaps in some states and these have been addressed after due persuasion.

He said, some states had not been reporting COVID19 cases timely and  after persuading them, they have reported such cases.

He said, it is the reason for the sudden spurt in the number of cases since Monday.

The Official said, as Government has relaxed the lockdown, every citizen should contribute to break the chain of transmission as part of his or her social responsibility by following all precautionary measures.

He said, Health Ministry has issued additional guidelines for rational use of PPE by health workers and other personnel, in non-COVID19 hospitals and non-COVID treatment areas in COVID hospitals.

He said, it is important that each and every contact of positive patients need to be traced.

Conducting surveillance for SARI and ILI symptoms in facilities in containment zones and otherwise, yields very valuable data and guides further action.

Home Ministry official said, workplaces must ensure thermal screening and face masks, sanitizers and handwash in ample quantity.

She said, work-shifts and lunch hours should be such that maximum social distancing is ensured.

She added that workplaces and company transport must also ensure distancing.

The Official said, no organization is allowed to gather five or more people in one place, not more than 50 people can be allowed to gather in wedding-related functions and not more than 20 people permitted at funerals.

She added that social distancing needs to be followed on all these occasions.

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