India’s COVID-19 fatality rate lowest since 1st lockdown


India’s total number of recoveries from coronavirus (COVID-19) has surged close to 11 lakh, while the case fatality rate has declined from 3.33 percent in mid-June to 2.15 percent, the lowest since lockdown began in March, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

India continues to register and maintain the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate, the minister said and asserted that, “This is a testimony to the focused, coordinated, pre-emptive, graded and evolving test, track, treat strategy and efforts of the Centre, states and Union Territories”.

With 36,569 patients discharged in 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has jumped to 10,94,374 on Saturday and exceed active COVID-19 cases by 5,29,271. There are 5,65,103 active cases in the country at present, according to health ministry data updated at 8 am on Saturday. The recovery rate now stands at 64.53 percent, the ministry added.

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