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At 85.9%, Chandigarh has the highest COVID-19 patients recovery rate among UTs/States in the country

Punjab Tribune Bureau | July 05, 2020 06:05 PM

CHANDIGARH: At 85.9%, Chandigarh has the highest COVID-19 patients recovery rate among UTs/States in the country, as per the latest update by the Government of India. Also, the states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in the region are in the list of 21 states/UTs with recovery rate more than the national average i.e. 60.77%. It is 74.1% for Haryana, 70.5 % for Punjab and 67.3% for Himachal Pradesh. 

Across the country, the number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients stands at 4,09,082 as of today. During the last 24 hours, a total of 14,856 COVID-19 patients have been cured. This makes number of recovered patients 1,64,268 more than active cases. There are 2,44,814 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.

Focussed “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy coupled with various measures recently taken to remove hurdles for COVID-19 testing, there has been a steady rise in the samples tested every day; during the last 24 hours 2,48,934 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as on date, is 97,89,066.

The testing lab network in the country continues to expand. With 786 labs in the government sector and 314 private labs, so there are as many as 1100 labs in the country.  These include: Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 591 (Govt: 368 + Private: 223), TrueNat based testing labs: 417 (Govt: 385 + Private: 32) and CBNAAT based testing labs: 92 (Govt: 33 + Private: 59).

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued ‘A Guidance Document for General Medical and Specialised Mental Health Care Settings’. This is available at: 

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/MentalHealthIssuesCOVID19NIMHANS.pdf 

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