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Only 80 of 22,000 active cases need ventilators

Apr 29, 2020 09:02 IST

While there were close to 22,000 “active” Covid-19 cases across the country till Monday, only about 80 of them were on ventilators, The Indian Express has reported. According to Health Ministry data, of the total active cases till Sunday, 2.17% were admitted in the ICU, 1.29% required oxygen support, and 0.36% were on ventilators. The recovery rate is currently 23.3%. An estimated 15,000 ventilators are currently available for Covid-19 care across the country, of which about half are with the private sector.