India has one of the lowest COVID-19 deaths per lakh population

New Delhi (NVI): As against the global average of 6.04, the COVID-19 deaths in India is at 1 per lakh population which is one of the lowest in the world, according to latest WHO situation report.

Union Health Ministry credited the timely detection of cases, extensive contact tracing and effective clinical management for the low mortality rate.

It is also a testimony to the graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach of the Government of India along with the States and Union Territories for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has witnessed 63.13 cases of COVID-19 related deaths per lakh population, while the metric for Spain, Italy and US is 60.60, 57.19 and 36.30 respectively.

The recovery rate in the country continues to improve and it is 56.38 percent amongst COVID-19 patients, the Health Ministry stated.

So far, a total of 2,48,189 patients have been cured after 10,994 patients were cured in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 1,78,014 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.

-CHK