COVID-19: India is among the Countries with lowest cases per million and reported deaths per million

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COVID-19: India is among the Countries with lowest cases per million and reported deaths per million

New Delhi: October 13:  According to Govt. of India, ‘India has sustained its global position of being the country with one of the lowest cases per million and reported deaths per million’.

While the global figure for cases/million is 4,794, India is clocking 5,199. UK, Russia, South Africa, USA and Brazil are reporting higher numbers.

The deaths/million in India are 79, while the world average is 138.

India is reporting a consistent slide in the new confirmed cases. 55,342 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country.

The new low in daily cases is the result of collaborative action by States/UTs under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive and aggressive testing, prompt tracking and surveillance, hospitalization and adherence to the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standardised quality of medical care across the public and private hospitals and for home isolation.

From last five weeks, there is a continuous decline in the average daily new cases. The weekly average of daily new cases fell from 92,830 cases in the 2nd week of September to 70,114 cases in 2nd week of October.

India continues to report a trend of steadily decreasing active cases. Presently the active cases comprise merely 11.69% of the total positive cases of the country standing at 8,38,729.The active cases have been below the 9 lakh mark for the fifth consecutive day.

76% of new confirmed cases are from 10 States and UTs. Karnataka has overtaken Maharashtra with the highest number of new reported cases. Both still are contributing more than 7,000 new cases. The States which are reporting spurt in cases are Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

The number of fatalities due to COVID-19has been lower than 1000 mark for ten successive days.706 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, nearly 79% are concentrated in ten States/UTs.

More than 23% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (165 deaths). (PIB Inputs)

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