Covid-19 : India’s case fatality rate below 2%, recovery rate nears 72%

India’s mortality rate due to Covid-19 as of Sunday stands at 1.93%, which is one of the lowest mortality globally. 

As per the statement released by the Ministry of Health, “USA crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days, whereas India took 156 days to reach this national figure.”

Meanwhile, India’s Recovery Rate has reached nearly 72%. 53,322 have recovered and been discharged in the past 24 hours. With this number, the total recovered COVID-19 patients have increased to more than 18.6 lakh (18,62,258).

The steady rise in recoveries has ensured that the percentage caseload of the country is reducing. The current active cases (6,77,444) compose the actual caseload of the country. It is 26.16% of the total positive cases today, registering a further drop in the last 24 hours.

India is moving towards completing 3 crore COVID tests; 2,93,09,703 samples tested so far. 7,46,608 tests were done in the last 24 hours with the help of a growing national network of diagnostic labs which comprises 969 labs in the government sector and 500 private labs, adding up to 1469.