Keeping up with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) advice of 140 tests per day per million population, India has been testing an average of 865 samples per day per million population. Active cases in the country are less than 10 lakh for the 17th day in a row. Presently, the 9,02,425 active cases comprise merely 13.20 percent of the total positive cases. The cumulative tests have crossed the 8.34 crores mark after 12 lakh tests were conducted on Wednesday.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Bihar, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh have positivity rates below 5% while the national average positivity rate is at 8.19%. With the establishment of 1,900 new laboratories under ICMR including private and public labs, India has increased its testing capacity over the last six months. Higher testing in various parts of the country leads to early diagnosis of the affected ones, proper tracking, and in time treatment of the patients at homes or hospitals. The spread of disease is being contained, the Health Ministry said.
The mortality rate has also decreased due to faster identification and timely medical assistance. A total of 78,524 new confirmed cases were registered on Wednesday, while 83,011 people were discharged with full recovery. India has managed to maintain the death rates amidst increasing numbers. The recovery rate has reached the mark of 85.25%.
The “test, track, trace, treat and technology” strategy of the central government seems to be working efficiently giving out better results with a structured approach.
On the other hand, 79% of the cases reported are concentrated to 10 states and UTs, under which Maharashtra alone registered 14,000 cases but the recovery rate is also high in these areas with Maharashtra reporting 16,000 recoveries in a single day.
In between the talks about prompt arrival of vaccine worldwide, India has managed to cease the mortality rate to a certain extent compared to its huge population.