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North East States have less than 1% COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate; MoHFW

Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Mizoram along with Andaman and Nicobar Islands have zero per cent fatality rate


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 July 2020 3:33 AM GMT

Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim & Mizoram in list

India's rate below 2.5%; 5 States/UTs at zero

NEW DELHI: Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Mizoram along with Andaman and Nicobar Islands have zero per cent fatality rate while 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of less than 1 per cent.

India's COVID-19 fatality rate has fallen below 2.5 per cent for the first time, marking a significant dip and bringing the country in the queue of nations with the lowest fatality rates globally.

Interestingly, 29 States and UTs have Case Fatality Rate (CFR) lower than the national average, says the latest report collated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The CFR is progressively falling and currently it is 2.49 per cent, the MoHFW data said.

The 14 States and UTs with less than one per cent fatality rate includes Ladakh (0.09), Tripura (0.19), Assam (0.23), Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (0.33), Kerala (0.34), Chhattisgarh (0.46), Arunachal Pradesh (0.46), Meghalaya (0.48), Odisha (0.51), Goa (0.60), Himachal Pradesh (0.75), Bihar (0.83), Jharkhand (0.86) and Telangana (0.93).

Uttarakhand (1.22), Andhra Pradesh (1.31), Haryana (1.35), Tamil Nadu (1.45), Puducherry (1.48), Chandigarh (1.71), Jammu & Kashmir (1.79) and Rajasthan (1.94) have fatality rates lower than two per cent while Karnataka (2.08) and Uttar Pradesh (2.36) are in the bracket of 2 to 3 per cent fatality rate.

"This shows commendable work done by the public health apparatus of the country," said the Ministry, adding it happened because of focused efforts of the Centre and State and UT governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases.

"With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic standard of care approach, the CFR has significantly dipped."

The data comes when India's total coronavirus cases on Sunday reached 10,77,618 with a record 38,902 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. With 543 new deaths, the death toll stood at 26,816.

Under the guidance of the Centre, the Ministry said the state and UT governments have ramped up testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts. (IANS)

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