India’s COVID-19 fatality rate of 2.82 per cent and amongst the lowest in the world

New Delhi: After 15 days of crossing the figure of one lakh covid contamination, India today crossed two lakhs cases of contamination. From last three days, India is continously reporting more than 8000 infection.

In a regular press briefing on covid condition Joint Secretary (Health Ministry) Lav Agarwal said today that it is wrong to just look at the total number of cases and state that India has the seventh highest number of cases as the population of countries also should be taken into account.

The fatality rate due to COVID-19 in our country is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world, said the Health Ministry.

Joint Secretary said that India’s COVID-19 fatality rate of 2.82 per cent and amongst the lowest in the world, compared to a global fatality rate of 6.13 per cent. We have been able to achieve this due to timely identification of cases and proper clinical management.

“Only 10 per cent of India’s population accounts for 50 per cent of India’s COVID-19 linked deaths and 73 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities,” said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

India is now the seventh-worst hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy, according to the WHO’s coronavirus tracker.

Italy, with 2.33 lakh cases is in the sixth slot. The US with more than 18 lakh cases, is the nation worst hit by the virus, followed by Brazil, with more than 5.2 lakh. Among the states, Maharashtra remains the nation’s coronavirus hotspot with more than 70,000 cases.

India is far away from the peak of COVID-19 spread and its preventive measures have been “very effective”, putting it in a much better position in comparison with other countries, said the Centre.

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