0.29 per cent of Coronavirus patients on ventilators, reveals Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in a high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on Saturday revealed that only 0.29% of COVID-19 patients are on ventilator support. He added that an additional 1.93% are in ICU and 2.88% of the cases are on oxygen support. He also said that more than 9 lakh samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

According to the MoHFW website, there are currently 752424 active cases in the country. This would mean that there are roughly around 2200 individuals on ventilators, 14,521 patients (approx.) in ICU and 21,700 (approx.) patients on oxygen support. It was also informed thatBharat Biotech’s vaccine is in the second phase of trials while the Oxford vaccine by the Serum Institute of India is in the third phase of trials.

As of the 29th of August 2020, 2648998 individuals have recovered from the disease while 62,550 people had succumbed to the Wuhan Coronavirus.

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