India’s CFR falls below 1.5%, national recovery rate improves above 91%


Presently, the active cases comprise merely 7.16 percent of the total positive cases of the country standing at 5,82,649

India has witnessed a significant success in its collective fight against the global pandemic. The  Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen below 1.5 percent. On a progressive decline, the CFR has improved to 1.49 percent on Saturday. Another relief is that the deaths per million is also at a very low level of 88 deaths per million, said a government report.

India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. AS many as 551 deaths have been reported in last 24 hours in the country and it is observed that there is a steady and consistent decline in the number of daily deaths, said a statement by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As part of the COVID management and response policy, a unique initiative is to build the capacities of the ICU doctors in clinical management of critical patients towards reducing the fatality, e-ICU has been started by AIIMS, New Delhi.

As part of effective COVID management and response policy, as many as 23 states and UTs reported CFR lower than the national average.

About 65 percent of the total deaths are recorded only in five states. Maharashtra contributes maximum with more than 36 percent to the total deaths.

Six states/UTs register cumulative deaths below 100 whereas eight states/UTs register deaths below 1,000.

Again, 16 states/UTs have recorded deaths below 10,000.

As many as 59,454 new recoveries were added in last 24 hour whereas new recovered cases were 48,268. With this, the total number of recoveries has crossed 74 Lakh (7,432,829). Higher number of single day recoveries is also reflected in the continuous increase in the national recovery rate, which is at present 91.34 percent.

India continues to report a trend of steadily decreasing active cases. Presently, the active cases comprise merely 7.16 percent of the total positive cases of the country standing at 5,82,649. Active cases are below 6 lakh for the second consecutive day.

Nearly 79 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs .

Karnataka and Maharashtra has contributed the  maximum to the single day recoveries with more than 8,000 cases followed by Kerala with more than 7,000 cases.

48,268 new confirmed cases were registered in the last 24 hours in the country.

Nearly 78 percent of new confirmed cases are from 10 states and UTs. Kerala and Maharashtra have added the maximum to the new confirmed cases with more than 6,000 cases each followed by Delhi with more than 5,000 cases.

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