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  • India’s Case Fatality Rate of COVID-19 falls below 2.5 pct for the first time: Govt

    Published on July 19, 2020

    The Government today said that India’s Case Fatality Rate of COVID-19 falls below 2.5 per cent for the first time. The Union Health Ministry said, India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. It said, due to the focused efforts of Centre and State and Union Territories governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalized cases have ensured that the Case Fatality Rate falls to 2.49 per cent.

    The Ministry said, with effective Containment Strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a holistic Standard of Care approach, the Case Fatality Rate has significantly dipped. Under the guidance of the Centre, the State and UT governments have ramped up the testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts. Many States have conducted population surveys to map and identify the vulnerable population like the elderly, pregnant women and those with co-morbidities.

    The Health Ministry said, at the ground level, frontline health workers like ASHAs and ANMs have done a commendable job of managing the migrant population and to enhance awareness at the community level. As a result, there are 29 States and UTs with Case Fatality Rate lower than the India average. Five States and UTs have a Zero Case Fatality Rate. While 14 States and UTs have a Case Fatality Rate of less than one per cent.