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Rising recovery rate prove success of Centre-led COVID containment strategy

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said India’s continuously rising recovery rate and progressively falling active cases have proven the success of the Centre-led COVID-19 containment strategy.

Mr. Vardhan, speaking at the digital inauguration of a Super Specialty Block (SSB) in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa, noted that the testing capacity has been successfully ramped up and the country has crossed the eight crore milestone in terms of total tests.

“Since the last nine months, India has been relentlessly fighting the infectious disease. India’s continuously rising recovery rate and progressively falling active cases have proven the success of the Centre-led COVID-19 containment strategy. We have successfully ramped up our testing capacity which has crossed more than 8 crore milestone in terms of total tests,” he was quoted as saying in a statement.

“I have confidence in the scientific developments taking place in the field of treatment and vaccines for COVID-19 and soon India will achieve more success in our fight against COVID-19,” he added.

India’s COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 67.57 lakh on Wednesday with 72,049 new cases in a day, while 57,44,693 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 85.02%. There are 9,07,883 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry data. Mr. Vardhan also urged the people to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. – PTI