Coronavirus India: The number of daily Covid 19 cases has come down in last 3 days

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Coronavirus India: The number of daily Covid 19 cases has come down in last 3 days

Health Ministry data shows

Tuesday, 18th August 2020

The total number of recoveries scaled up to 1,977,779 after 57,937 patients recovered from Monday to Tuesday. The recovery rate in India now stands at 73.17%.


In 24 hours, 55,079 fresh cases were reported with 875 deaths. On Sunday, 63,490 cases were recorded and 57,981 infections were recorded on Monday.


“A new peak of 8.97 lakh #COVID19 tests were done in the last 24 hours. Even with such a high level of testing, the positivity has remained low i.e. 8.81% compared to the weekly national average i.e. 8.84%”, the health ministry tweeted on Monday.


It further added, “Focused implementation of Centre-led strategies has ensured prompt identification, timely isolation & effective clinical treatment, leading to reduced Case Fatality Rate. 30 States/UTs performed better than the national average”.


The number of active cases is 673,166 with a death toll of 51,797.

Harsh Vardhan, Union health minister stated about vaccine production after the meeting yesterday: “Even as scientists are working to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, we are simultaneously working on procuring the final product to ensure availability and access to our population.”


“As part of India’s proactive, pre-emptive and graded response to Covid-19 since January, the expert group is holding consultations with vaccine manufacturers to plan ahead for the production, pricing and distribution of the vaccine, whenever it is ready.”



Source: Hindustan Times 




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