Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls below 2.5% for the first time

India's case fatality rate among the lowest in the world, says Union Health Ministry

Prime News, National and International, Health, Disease, New Delhi, July 20:- The central government on Monday (July 20) said that India’s ‘case fatality rate’ of COVID-19 dropped below 2.5 per cent 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 the Centre and State and Union Territories governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases have ensured that the case fatality rate dropped to 2.49 per cent.

The ministry said, with effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic standard of care approach, the case fatality rate has significantly dipped.

Under the guidance of the Centre, the State and UT governments have ramped up the testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts. Many states have conducted the population surveys to map and identify the vulnerable population like the elderly, pregnant women and those with co-morbidities.

The Health Ministry said “at the ground level, front line health workers like ASHA 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 per cent. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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