As per the data, 14 states and union territories in India have a fatality rate below one per cent

With less than 500 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the fatality rate in India has come down to 1.5 per cent, the lowest since March 22. Amid this, the daily average of new reported cases of COVID-19 is also falling consistently.

The data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggests that India has reported about 480 cases in the past 24 hours.

“With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care protocol across government and private hospitals, the number of new deaths has significantly dipped,” the ministry said in the statement.

As per the data, 14 states and union territories in India have a COVID-19 fatality rate below one per cent. These include Mizoram, Daman and Diu, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Nagaland, Assam, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya and Rajasthan.

The ministry said that it is because of various initiatives taken by the government of India.

“As part of the COVID management and response policy, there has been a sharp focus of the Central Government on not only containing the COVID, but to reduce deaths and to save lives by providing quality clinical care to the critical and severe patients of COVID,” the statement said.

The government has built around 2,218 Dedicated COVID Hospitals providing medical care. Apart from that, tele-sessions have also been held. Around 25 tele-sessions have been held so far and around 393 institutions across 34 States and Union Territories have participated in them, the ministry said.

India also reported 59,105 recoveries in the past 24 hours. The maximum number of recoveries were reported from Karnataka. It reported around 10,106 recoveries followed by 7,649 recoveries of Kerala and 5,648 recoveries of Maharashtra.

Tamil Nadu reported 4,019 recoveries and West Bengal reported 3,857 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Around 45,148 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours. This is the lowest since July 22 when 37,000 new cases were added.

The maximum number of cases were reported from Kerala which reported 6,843 cases and 26 deaths. Maharashtra also reported 6,059 cases and 112 deaths. Karnataka also reported 4,439 cases and 32 deaths. Delhi reported a high of 4,136 cases and 33 deaths. West Bengal also reported 4,127 cases and 60 deaths in the past 24 hours.

So far, India has reported 79,09,959 COVID-19 cases and 1,19,014 people have lost their lives.