The union health ministry on Sunday informed that India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate is “progressively falling” and is currently at 2.49 per cent- which is one of the lowest in the world.
Further, the ministry said, “The focused efforts of the Centre and state and UT governments on efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases have ensured the fall in India’s case-fatality rate below 2.5 per cent.”
Adding further it said, “With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a holistic standard of care approach, the CFR has significantly dipped.”
It may be mentioned here that from 2.82 per cent a month earlier, India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate declined to 2.72 per cent on July 10.
It further reduced to 2.49 per cent presently.
Several states have conducted population surveys to map and identify the vulnerable population.
“This, with the help of technological solutions has ensured keeping the high-risk population under continuous observation,” the ministry said.
“This has helped in early identification, timely clinical treatment and reducing fatalities,” the ministry added.
“At the ground level, frontline health workers like ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) and ANMs (Auxiliary Nursing Midwives) have done a commendable job of managing the migrant population and to enhance awareness at the community level,” it further said.
The ministry further added that Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim have zero case fatality rate.
The states and UTs having a CFR below the national average include Tripura (0.19 pc), Assam (0.23 pc), Kerala (0.34 pc), Odisha (0.51 pc), Goa (0.60 pc), Himachal Pradesh (0.75 pc), Bihar (0.83 pc), Telangana (0.93 pc), Andhra Pradesh (1.31 pc), Tamil Nadu (1.45 pc), Chandigarh (1.71 pc), Rajasthan (1.94 pc), Karnataka (2.08 pc) and Uttar Pradesh (2.36 pc).