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New Delhi : India’s strategic approach to COVID-19 response and management- “TEST TRACK TREAT”- emphasises the key principle of high level of testing on a sustained basis leading to early diagnosis. Timely diagnosis furnishes opportunities to isolate or hospitalise the positive cases adequately in advance for appropriate treatment. This in turn facilitates lower mortality rates and speedy recovery.

Following this tenet, India’s cumulative COVID sample tests reached nearly 3.9 crore on August 27, 2020, while 9,24,998 lakh tests were conducted in last 24 hours across the country. This has spurred the total tests to 3,85,76,510.

With more patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), Recovery of 25,23,771 patients has been possible because of effective implementation of the policy of the centre-led policies that have been effectively been implemented by the State/UT governments. A total of 56,013 COVID patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate among the COVID-19 patients stands at 76.24%, according to a PIB release.

India has posted nearly 18 lakh (17,97,780) recoveries than the active cases (7,25,991 which are under active medical care). The sustained high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, comprises 21.93% of the total positive cases.

A focus on Standard of Care protocol as described in the Clinical Management Protocol of Ministry of Health Ministry, better skilled doctors in the ICUs and hospitals, improved ambulance services, use of non-invasive oxygen and use of investigational therapies have led to the national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) maintaining its downward slide. It further slumped to stand at 1.83% on August 27, 2020. Ten States/UTs are faring better in terms of Recovery Rate than the national average.