COVID-19 Updates: India’s fatality rate at 1.7 per cent against global average of 3.28 %


NATIONAL | Sept 09, 2020:

The Health Ministry has said that India has progressively maintained a low Case Fatality Rate (CFR) which is at 1.7 per cent today as compared to the global average of 3.28 per cent due to COVID- 19 infection.

The Ministry, in a tweet, said the aim is to achieve a national CFR of less than one per cent.

It said, there are 17 States and Union Territories that are, even today, reporting mortality figures lower than one per cent.

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The Ministry said this has been made possible by the Standard Treatment Protocol which has enabled the provision of standardised quality healthcare across States and resulted in a low fatality and selfless service of the doctors, paramedics and support staff in hospitals.