New Delhi, May 30 : The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that in the last 24 hours, a total of 11,264 COVID-19 patients cured and the recovery rate jumped to 47.40 per cent, an increase of 4.51 per cent in one day. “This is the highest number of recovered patients recorded in a day. Thus, so far, a total of 82,369 patients have been cured of COVID-19”, it said.
Owing to the high number of recovered patients, the number of active patients has also declined from 89,987 patients on May 29 May to 86,422 active cases presently. All the active cases are under active medical supervision, it added. The Ministry said that as on May 30, the doubling time in the past 14 days was 13.3, it has improved to 15.4 in the last three days.
“The fatality rate is 2.86 per cent. As of May May 29, there are 2.55 per cent active COVID-19 patients in ICU, 0.48 per cent on ventilators and 1.96 cent on oxygen support. The testing capacity has increased in the country through 462 Government laboratories and 200 private laboratories. Cumulatively, 36,12,242 tests have been done so far for COVID-19, whereas, 1,26,842 samples were tested yesterday”, the Health Ministry said. With respect to the health infrastructure in the country for management of COVID-19, as of now, the Ministry stated that 942 dedicated COVID hospitals with 1,58,908 isolation beds, 20,608 ICU beds and 69,384 oxygen supported beds are available.
“2,380 dedicated COVID Health Centres with 1,33,678 Isolation beds; 10,916 ICU beds and 45,750 oxygen supported beds have been operationalised. 10,541 quarantine centres and 7,304 COVID Care Centres with 6,64,330 beds are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country. The Centre has also provided 119.88 lakh N95 masks and 96.14 lakh Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the states, union territories and central institutions”, it added. The Ministry further reiterated that all precautions must be taken while living with the new normal of COVID-19. “It is imperative that all guidelines on physical distancing are followed at public places and workplaces; hand hygiene including frequent hand washing and respiratory hygiene is maintained; mask or face covers are used in public places; and coughing/respiratory etiquettes are followed”, it said. (UNI)