During the last 24 hours, a total of 11,264 COVID-19 patients have been cured. This is the highest number of recovered patients recorded in a day. 82,369 patients have been cured of COVID-19. This has resulted in a recovery rate of 47.40% amongst COVID-19 patients, an increase of 4.51% in the recovery rate from the previous day’s recovery rate of 42.89%.

With respect to the health infrastructure in the country for management of COVID-19, following are now available to combat COVID-19 in the country: –

  1. COVID Hospitals = 942
    1. Isolation beds = 1,58,908
    2. ICU beds = 20,608
    3. Oxygen supported beds = 69,384
  2. COVID Health Centres = 2,380
    1. Isolation beds = 1,33,678
    2. ICU beds = 10,916
    3. Oxygen supported beds  = 45,750
    4. Quarantine Centres = 10,541
  3. COVID Care Centres =7,304
    1. Beds  = 6,64,330
  4. N95 masks = 119.88 lakh
  5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the States/ UTs / Central Institutions = 96.14 lakh

It is essential 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.

The management of COVID-19 is only possible, when relaxations during the lockdown situation has not be taken for granted.

References

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1627908

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