ICMR releases updated clinical management protocol for COVID-19

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an updated clinical management protocol for COVID-19 cases based on the clinical severity of mild, moderate or severe.

The new guidelines have incorporated new clinical feature according to the ICMR guidelines in detecting the Covid19 I:e  Loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) along with the existing features like Fever  Cough  Fatigue  Shortness of breath  Expectoration  Myalgia  Rhinorrhea,  sore throat, and  diarrhoea.

The infection prevention and control practices have also been specified according to the three stages of severity. These guidelines also specify investigational therapies for a defined subgroup of patients. However, an informed and shared decision making is essential before prescribing any of these therapies.

For all authentic & updated information on COVID-19 related technical issues, guidelines & advisories please visit at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ClinicalManagementProtocolforCOVID19.pdf

The Ministry also stated that ICMR‘s testing capacity for detecting the novel Coronavirus in infected persons is continuously being ramped up. The number of government labs has been increased to 642 and private labs have been increased to 243 (A total of 885). In the last 24 hours, 1,43,737 samples were tested. The total number of samples tested thus far is 55,07,182.

During the last 24 hours, a total of 7,135 COVID-19 patients have been cured in the country. Thus, so far, a total of 1,54,329 patients have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate is 49.95% amongst COVID-19 patients. Presently, there are 1,45,779 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.