India’s Covid-19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) below 2.5%, among lowest in the world
The total number of recovered cases is 6,77,422 and the recovery rate as of now is at 62.86%.
India’s Covid-19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen below 2.5% for the first time - it now stands at 2.49%, one of the lowest in the world.
Releasing the data for the last 24 hours on Sunday morning, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said this was the result of a combination of factors, including effective Containment Strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols.
The Case Fatality Ratio, or CFR, is the number of persons who die due to Covid-19 out of every 100 people who are confirmed to have developed the infection.
According to the ministry, 29 states and union territories had, in fact, registered a CFR lower than the national average.
Five states and UTs have a CFR of Zero. 14 States and UTs have a CFR of less than 1%.
The last 24 hours also saw a sharp increase COVID in the number of patients recovering, with the figure standing at 23,672. With this, the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has further increased to 3,04,043.
The total number of recovered cases is 6,77,422 and the recovery rate as of now is at 62.86%. There are 3,73,379 active Covid-19 patients who are receiving medical attention in hospital and home isolation.
With 38,902 new Covid-19 cases being confirmed, the total number now stands ast 10,77,618; India has recorded 26,816 deaths, with 543 of these being reported in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,00,937. It has also recorded the highest number of deaths (11,596) and active cases (1,23,678).
Tamil Nadu is at second position both in terms in confirmed cases (1,65,714) and the number of active cases (49,455).
Delhi is third when it comes to the number of confirmed cases at 1,21,582. But it has been a steady increase in the number of recovered cases (1,01,274) and a corresponding decline in the number of active cases (16,711).
Karnataka, with a much lower number of confirmed cases (59,652) has a much higher figure when it comes to active cases (36,637).
Referring to the measures being taken to check the spread of Covid-19 across the country, the health ministry pointed out that state and UT administrations had ramped up their testing and hospital infrastructure by pooling in efforts by the public and private sectors.
The number of tests being conducted per million population is close to 10,000 now.
Many states had conducted population surveys to map and identify the vulnerable population like the elderly, pregnant women and those with comorbidities.
The high-risk population has been kept under continuous observation, thus aiding early identification, timely clinical treatment and reducing fatalities.