THD NewsDesk, NEW DELHI: On 17th September, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday proudly announced India’s feat at achieving the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate across the world. India’s current fatality rate stands at 1.64 per cent, and the government is now focusing on reducing it to less than 1%, he announced in the Rajya Sabha session.
India can now also boast of having the highest recovery rate of 78-79% globally as the number of active cases in India remains less than 20%. Even though the number of confirmed infections has crossed the 5 million mark, pandemic deaths are still less than many nations in Europe.
“Lockdown prevented approximately 14 lakh to 29 lakh cases and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths. These four months were utilised to create additional health infrastructure, enhance human resources and produce within India critical elements such as Personal Protective Equipment kits, N95 masks and ventilators.”, said Dr. Harsh Vardhan elaborating on the positive impacts of the Lockdown.
“COVID-19 fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67 per cent and 77.65 per cent respectively. India has been able to limit its cases and death to 3,320 cases per million and 55 deaths per million, which is one of the lowest in the world,”.
Dr Harsh Vardhan asserted that the government’s further plan of action includes increasing the testing rate. Though the ever-increasing number of corona cases remains a cause of worry for all Indians, citizens can now feel assured that the government is now focusing in the right direction.