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India’s COVID19 Death Rate Is Lowest In The World At 1.58 Percent: Health Ministry

Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that India’s COVID-19 death rate is the lowest in the world at 1.58 percent and active cases constitute only 22.2 percent of the total cases.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the recovered cases are 3.4 times more than the active cases and the recovery rate is more than 75 percent.

“The COVID-19 death rate in India is 1.58 percent which is the lowest in the world. The number of active cases has come down by 6,400 in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases is 22.2 percent. 3.68 million samples in the country as of August 25 Tests were carried out.

The recovered cases are 3.4 times more than the active cases in the country. The rate of recovery is now more than 75 percent,” Bhushan said.

He said that the percentage of positivity was 11 percent in the first week of August based on the seven-day rolling average, which has now come down to eight percent.

“While the number of tests has steadily increased, there is a steady decline in the COVID-19 positivity rate,” he said.

Bhushan said that the tests per million per day are gradually increasing. He said the figure has increased from 363 tests per day to more than 600 tests per million on 1 August.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, with 60,975 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 31,67,323, while recoveries surged to 24,04,585 pushing the recovery rate over 75.92 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The death toll climbed to 58,390 with 848 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

(With Agency Inputs)

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