India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate drops to 2.72 per cent: Health Ministry

India's Covid-19 case fatality rate drops to 2.72 per cent: Health Ministry

By 2.82% a month earlier, India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate decreased to 2.72%, which is lower than that of many other countries, the Ministry of Health of the Union said on Friday. This also noticed that 30 States and the Union Territories had a fatality rate lower than the national average. There is also an upward trend in the recovery rate, which was reported at 62.42% on Friday. In 18 countries and UTs, recovery levels are higher than the national average, the Ministry said.

There are 30 states and UTs with a fatality rate lower than the national average, which includes Kerala (0.41 pc), Jharkhand (0.71 pc), Bihar (0.82 pc), Telangana (1.07 pc), Tamil Nadu (1.39 pc), Haryana (1.48 pc), Rajasthan (2.18 pc), Punjab (2.56 pc) and Uttar Pradesh (2.66 pc), Manipur, Nagaland, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim have zero case fatality rate.

“Aggressive testing that ensures early detection of patients, home isolation for the mild/pre-symptomatic patients, effective clinical management of the severe cases, ramped up hospital infrastructure and regular and seamless coordination between the Centre and states and UTs have together resulted in the continuously rising recovery rate in the country.” the ministry said.