'India's COVID-19 mortality rate is lowest in the world at 3.2 per cent': Health Minister
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 mortality rate in India is around 3.2 per cent, which lowest in the world.
"In the fight against #COVID19 our mortality rate is about the lowest in the world. Today the mortality rate is around 3.2%," Harsh Vardhan said as quoted by news agency ANI.
"In several states it is even less than this," he added.
The Health Minister said that the global fatality rate due to COVID-19 is around 7-7.5 per cent. He also informed that the COVID-19 recovery rate in India currently stands at 31.7 per cent.
"As we are seeing continuously of late, our recovery rate is getting better everyday. Today our recovery rate is at 31.7%," ANI quoted the Union Minister as saying.
According to the latest data by the Ministry of Home and Family Affairs, India has reported 70,756 cases till date, while 2,293 have succumbed to the virus. A total of 22,455 patients have been cured and the active cases due to COVID-19 stand at 46,008.
The highest number of deaths have been reported from Maharashtra (868), followed by Gujarat (513), Madhya Pradesh (221).
West Bengal and Punjab have also recorded 190 and 113 fatalities till date. Take a look at the official stats from the Ministry of Health.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||879||427||10|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||70756#||22455||2293|
Pic credits: Ministry of Health.
Dr Harsh Vardhan also interacted with senior officials of various districts of Jammu and Kashmir over coronavirus, today via video-conferencing.
On the occasion of International Nurses' Day, Harsh Vardhan lauded nursing professionals for their continuous work during the prevailing situation, calling them the "strong and pivotal pillars" of the healthcare delivery system.
"Without nurses and other health workers, we will not win the battle against epidemic outbreaks," the minister said.
To protect the frontline healthcare workers, Vardhan said an ordinance has been promulgated to protect healthcare personnel against any violence.
(with PTI inputs)
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