India has one of world’s lowest COVID-19 death rates: Govt


NEW DELHI | AUG 13, 2020:

The Union Health Ministry, on Thursday, informed that India has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality globally with less than 2 percent Case Fatality Rate.

It said, as a result of supervised home isolation and effective clinical treatment, many States and Union Territories have lower than the national Case Fatality Rate.

Meanwhile, the government today said that more than 70 percent of the total corona affected people in the country have been cured and discharged.

"The recovery of over 16 lakh 95 thousand patients has been made possible because of the policy of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently," officials said.

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During the last 24 hours, 56 thousand 383 people have been recovered and the COVID-19 recovery rate has scaled another high of 70.77 percent.

On the other hand, the active cases have reportedly reduced, comprising only 27.27 percent of the total positive cases.

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