India’s COVID-19 cases cross 150,000-mark, Death toll at 4,337

India has so far registered 1,51,767 COVID-19 cases with 4,337 fatalities. There are 83,004 active cases while 64,425 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra has highest number of COVID-19 cases – 54,758, followed by Tamil Nadu – 17,728, Gujarat – 14,821 and Delhi – 14,465.

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the fatality rate in India is one of the lowest in the world at 2.87 per cent.

“The case fatality rate in the country is showing a downward trend from 3.30% (as on 15th April) to around 2.87% at present which is amongst the lowest in the world. The global average for case fatality is presently around 6.45%,” the Ministry said.

“An analysis of case mortality per lakh population indicates that India has about 0.3 deaths per lakh population which is amongst the lowest in the world against the statistics of 4.4 deaths per lakh population for the world. The relatively low death figures, both in terms of mortality per lakh population and case fatality rate, represent timely case identification and clinical management of the cases,” it said.