Despite Population Of 1.3 Billion, India Able To Manage COVID19 Relatively Well: Rajesh Bhushan

Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry said on Thursday that despite a population of 1.3 billion people, India has been able to manage COVID-19 relatively well and the country has one of the lowest cases per million population in the world.

“We are the second-most populous country of the world. Despite a population of 1.3 billion people, India has been able to manage COVID-19 relatively well. If you look at cases per million population, it still remains amongst the lowest in the world,” Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health, said while addressing a press conference.

“Today we have 538 cases per million population. It’s as per the World Health Organization (WHO) situation report. The Cases per million population in some countries are at least 16-17 times more than what it is in India. We have 15 deaths per million population whereas we have countries where it is 40 times as much,” Bhushan said.

“When we talk of caseload of COVID-19 in India, it is 2,69,000 people. This tells us that at the end of the day we’ve managed a situation where our health care infrastructure is not unduly burdened and is not creaking due to the pressure,” added Bhushan.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India had the highest one-day spike of 24,879 new positive cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, with the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country at 7,67,296.

Also Read: India Has 538 COVID19 Cases Per Million Compared To World Average Of 1,453: Govt

Out of the total number of cases, 2,69,789 are active, 4,76,378 have been cured/discharged/migrated and 21,129 have died.

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