India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate drops to 1.5%

(File/Representational image)

New Delhi (NVI): The Case Fatality Rate (CRF) in India is progressively falling and has improved to 1.5 percent since March 22, which is one of the lowest in the world, the Ministry of Health said.

In a official statement, the ministry said that, the focused efforts of Centre, state and UTs government on effective clinical management of the hospitalized cases have ensured the continuously falling case fatality rate.

“With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols across government and private hospitals, the number of new deaths has significantly dipped,” it added.

Notably, India recorded its lowest death toll in about four months today with 480 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 119,014.

Apart from this, 59,000 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 71-lakh mark and the number currently stands at 71,37,228, the health ministry data shows. With this, the recovery rate further improves to 90 per cent in the country.

The ministry further said that India continues to report a trend of steadily decreasing active cases.

Presently, the active cases comprise merely 8.26 per cent of the total positive cases of the country standing at 6,53,717. This is the lowest since August 13 when the active cases were 6,53,622, it added.

So far, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 79-lakh mark and stands at 79,09,960.

-RJV