India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate drops to 2.28%

New Delhi (NVI): The Case Fatality Rate (CRF) in India is progessivly falling and has improved to 2.28 percent, 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 and State/UT governments on early detection and isolation through aggressive testing and efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases have shown results with continuously falling Case Fatality Rate and improving Recovery Rate.”

The ministry further added that, with effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on holistic standard of care approach, the Case Fatality Rate has significantly dipped.

Therefore, the Case Fatality Rate in India is progressively falling and currently, it is 2.28 per cent which is one of the lowest fatality rates in the world, it added.

The country has reported 30,000 recoveries per day for the fourth successive day.

As many as 31,991 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries over 9 lakh and the number currently stands at 9,17,567, the health ministry data shows.

With this, the recovery rate stands at 64 per cent in India.

As a result of low mortality and more people recovering, the recovered cases exceed the active cases (4,85,114) by 4,32,453 today.

However, medical attention continues to be provided to all active cases in hospitals and home settings, the ministry said.

-RJV