#Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 67.98 pct; Govt proposes to launch National Clinical Registry for data collection

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/7/2020 3:38:04 PM Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country surpassed the 13.5 lakh mark today. A total of 13 lakh 78 thousand 105 people have recovered so far. In the past 24 hour, 49 thousand 769 recoveries have been reported across the country. With this, the recovery rate has improved to 67.98 per cent.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry today said, a total of 62 thousand 538 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country within 24 hour, taking the total number of cases to 20 lakh 27 thousand 74. This is the highest number of new cases registered in a single day since the outbreak of COVID-19 in India.

Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is six lakh 7 thousand 384. 886 deaths have been reported during the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide toll to 41 thousand 585. The case fatality rate has further declined to 2.05 per cent in the country.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research said that a total of two crore 27 lakh 88 thousand 393 tests have been conducted in the country so far. Various laboratories across the country conducted six lakh 39 thousand 42 tests of coronavirus samples till yesterday. At present, one thousand 383 laboratories across India are conducting the tests for Covid-19 including 931 government laboratories and 452 private laboratory chains.

The Government is set to launch a National Clinical Registry for COVID-19. The main objective of this registry is to collect real time clinical data which will help in evidence based clinical practice, research, formulation of guidelines and policy making.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences have proposed to establish a COVID-19 clinical registry for data collection from 100 hospitals across the country. The duration of the study will be one year and any COVID-19 lab confirmed and hospitalized patient will be enrolled.

ICMR invited a letter of intent from institutions, hospitals identified as dedicated COVID Hospitals and COVID Health Centres to establish this registry.

This study is aimed at collecting data regarding clinical and laboratory features, treatments and outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in India.

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