India reports the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world
NEW DELHI | JULY 20, 2020:
The government today said that India's Case Fatality Rate of COVID-19 falls below 2.5 percent for the first time. Union Health Ministry said India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.
It said, due to the focused efforts of Centre and State and Union Territories governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases have ensured that the Case Fatality Rate falls to 2.49 percent.
The Ministry said, with effective Containment Strategy, aggressive testing, and standardized clinical management protocols based on the holistic Standard of Care approach, the Case Fatality Rate has significantly dipped.
Many states have conducted population surveys to map and identify the vulnerable population like the elderly, pregnant women, and those with co-morbidities.
Health Ministry said, at the ground level, front line health workers like ASHAs and ANMs have done a commendable job of managing the migrant population and to enhance awareness at the community level.
As a result, there are 29 States and UTs with Case Fatality Rate lower than the India average. Five States and UTs have a Zero Case Fatality Rate. While 14 States and UTs have a Case Fatality Rate of less than one percent.