The union health ministry on Friday informed that 30 states and Union Territories have a COVID-19 fatality rate lower than the national average
“From 2.82 per cent a month earlier, India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 per cent. This is lower than that of many other countries,” a statement from the ministry said.
Further, the ministry informed that the recovery rate recorded on Friday was 62.42 per cent, which is a trend upward.
“In 18 States and UTs, the recovery rates are higher than the national average,” the statement added.
“At the national level, the case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 per cent. This is lower than the fatality rates observed in many other countries in the world. The focus of COVID-19 management in the country has been to keep the fatalities low,” the ministry said.
The ministry further said that with the support and guidance of the Centre, the states and union territories have taken several steps like mapping of communities to focus on high-risk groups like the elderly/aged and population with comorbidities, and providing special care to them.
There states and UTs having a fatality rate lower than the national average include Kerala (0.41 per cent), Jharkhand (0.71per cent), Bihar (0.82per cent), Telangana (1.07per cent), Tamil Nadu (1.39per cent), Haryana (1.48per cent), Rajasthan (2.18per cent), Punjab (2.56per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (2.66per cent).
Manipur, Nagaland, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim have zero case fatality rate.
The states and UTs having recovery rate more than the national average include West Bengal (64.94per cent), Uttar Pradesh (65.28per cent), Odisha (66.13per cent), Jharkhand (68.02per cent), Punjab (69.26 per cent), Bihar (70.40per cent), Gujarat (70.72per cent), Madhya Pradesh (74.85per cent), Haryana (74.91per cent), Rajasthan (75.65per cent) and Delhi (76.81per cent).
“The trend of progressive increase in the number of recovered COVID-19 patients continues. The national recovery rate is 62.42per cent today,” the ministry added.