India among countries with lowest covid cases per million population: Health Min

India among countries with lowest covid cases per million: Health Min
Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan

New Delhi (NVI): With the consistent decline in the active cases, India’s cases per million population is amongst the lowest in the world and stands at 6,225, whereas the global average is 6,439, according to Union Health Ministry.

While addressing a media briefing, Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan said, “In India, 235 new cases per million population were reported in last 7 days, whereas global average of new cases per million population stands at 482.”

“India’s deaths per million population is also amongst the lowest in the world, standing at 92 deaths per million population,” Bhushan added.

He further stated that the country recorded an average of 3 new deaths per million population in the last 7 days, whereas global average stands at 7 new deaths per million population.

The active caseload in the country has shrunk to 5,05,265. Present contribution of active cases to India’s total positive cases stands at 5.88 per cent, following a declining curve, according to Health Ministry data.

The recovery rate has also, as a consequence, increased to 92.64 per cent. Total recoveries as of today is 79,59,406. The gap between recovered cases and active cases has widened to 74,54,141.

Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 85,91,730 with 38,073 infections being reported in a day.

For the third day in a row, daily new cases have been sustained below the 50,000 mark.

-CHK