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In India Below 3% Of The COVID19 Active Cases Are In ICU

COVID19 Active Cases

The Union Health Ministry mentioned in its daily bulletin that India is currently having 63,624 COVID19 active cases and only 2.94% of the active cases are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). All the cases are under medical supervision.

A total of 45,299 patients have been cured of COVID-19. However, 5609 new COVID19 cases occurred along with 132 unfortunate deaths and 3,002 patients were cured since last 24 hours. (08:00AM-08:00AM). The recovery rate is 40.32% presently and improving continuously.

“The case mortality rate in India is 3.06%, which is much lesser in comparison to the global case mortality rate of 6.65%. This brings into focus our efforts towards timely case identification and proper clinical management of the cases”, union health ministry stated.

Union Health Ministry analysis of the deaths indicates 64% deaths in males & 36% in females. In terms of age distribution, it is observed that 0.5% deaths are reported in less than 15 years age group, 2.5% in 15-30 years age group, 11.4% in 30-45 years age group, 35.1% in 45-60 years age group and 50.5% in people above 60 years. Further, 73% of the death cases had underlying co-morbidities. Elderly people (above 60 years of age) and people having co-morbidities are identified as high risk groups for COVID-19.

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Union Health Ministry stated that the period of the lockdown has been gainfully utilized to ramp up the health infrastructure in the country. As on 21.05.2020, 26,15920 samples have been tested and 103532 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours through 555 testing labs (391 in the government sector and 164 private labs).

Earlier it was reported that Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, in collaboration with Dept. of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and National Centre for Disease Control with support from State health departments and key stakeholders including WHO, India is conducting a community based sero-survey to estimate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Indian population.

The data available in the public domain provided by Union Health Ministry reveals that as many as 3027 dedicated COVID Hospitals and COVID Health Centres along with 7013 COVID Care Centres have been identified. Additionally, more than 2.81 lakh isolation beds, more than 31,250 ICU beds, and 11387 oxygen supported beds have already been identified in Dedicated COVID Hospitals and COVID Health Centres. Government of India has supplied 65.0 lakh PPE coveralls and 101.07 lakh N95 masks to the States. Nearly 3 lakh PPE coveralls and 3 lakh N95 masks are now being manufactured per day by domestic producers, although they were not produced in the country earlier.


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