Mumbai: The Union Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the country is 3,102 and is the lowest in the world.
Addressing a press conference here, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the number of COVID-19 cases per million population in Brazil and the US is 6 times that of India.
“The world has 3,527 cases per million population. This is 4,945 for Mexico, 7,063 for Russia, 19,549 for the US, and 19,514 for Brazil. The COVID-19 cases per million population in the country is 3,102 and it is the lowest in the world, ”he said.
Bhushan said that the case fatality rate (CFR) was steadily declining. “It was 2.15 percent in the first week of August. It is now 1.70 percent compared to the global average of 3.04 percent,” he said.
He said, “India has recorded 53 deaths per million population. In countries where we are compared, the number of deaths per million population is 500 to 600. It includes a large number of doctors, paramedics, hospital support staff.”
Bhushan said that the test per million population is continuously increasing.
“On 26 August, the population test per million population was 26,016 and now it is 36,703. So far more than 5 crore tests have been done. In the last week, more than 1 million tests were done daily. On 3 and 4 September we have tested 11 lakh samples, “he said.
India’s COVID-19 count reached 42,80,423 on Tuesday, with 75,809 new cases in the last 24 hours.