Four NE India states account for zero per cent fatality rate


SHILLONG: JULY 20, 2020:

While Northeast India is witnessing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the fatality rate is seen to be less than 1 per cent from each state.

Interestingly, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Mizoram have zero per cent fatality rate.

The four Northeastern states with less than one per cent fatality rate include Tripura (0.19), Assam (0.23), Arunachal Pradesh (0.46), and Meghalaya (0.48).

As per the latest report by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), 29 states and Union Territories (UTs) have Case Fatality Rate (CFR) lower than the national average.

The fatality rate in India has fallen below 2.5 per cent for the first time, marking a significant dip and bringing the country in the queue of nations with the lowest fatality rates globally, the MoHFW data said.