India’s Covid fatality rate among the lowest in the world at 2.46%

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New Delhi (NVI): The Case Fatality Rate (CRF) in India continues to register a steady downfall and dropped to 2.46 percent today, which is one of the lowest in the world, Union Health Ministry said.

In an official statement, the ministry said that effective clinical management of the moderate and severe cases through a well executed Standard of Care protocol has ensured high rate of recovery among COVID-19 patients.

The ministry further added that over 7 lakh people have been cured of COVID-19 and discharged so far. This has further expanded the difference between those who are active COVID-19 patients and the recovered people (7,00,086) by 3,09,627.

In the last 24 hours, 22,664 COVID patients have recovered from COVID-19. With this, the recovery rate now stands at 62.62 percent in the country.

Currently, there are 3,90,459 active cases in the country and all are under active medical attention in hospitals and home isloation, it said.

Meanwhile, the Centre is handholding and supporting the state and UT governments in collectively combating COVID-19.

In addition to this, one such initiative is e-ICU program of AIIMS, New Delhi, which is aimed at reducing the mortality rate. AIIMS has mentored and supported 43 big hospitals in 11 states through shared experiences and technical advice from domain experts in clinical management of ICU patients.

This has, substantially boosted their capacity in treatment of critical care patients, the ministry added.

-RJV