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India's Covid deaths per million one of the lowest globally, says Health Ministry

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), with only 351 average daily COVID-19 fatalities reported between December 14-20, India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million. 

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New Delhi Published on: December 21, 2020 8:52 IST
India's Covid deaths per million one of the lowest globally, says Health Ministry
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India's Covid deaths per million one of the lowest globally, says Health Ministry

India continues to witness a declining trend in average daily new deaths due to coronavirus amid decreasing new cases in the past few weeks. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), with only 351 average daily COVID-19 fatalities reported between December 14-20, India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million. 

"#IndiaFightsCorona India has one of the lowest deaths/mn population globally (105.4). Focussed measures including targeted testing, early identification, timely isolation & prompt hospitalization & Standard Treatment Protocol have ensured that daily fatalities are under 400," MOHFW tweeted on Monday.

341 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,45,477 on Sunday. A week earlier from December 7-3, 450 average daily COVID-19 fatalities were reported.

With 26,624 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India's total coronavirus cases reached 1,00,31,223 on Sunday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

India's present active caseload consists of just 3.04 per cent of the total positive cases.

The difference in the new recoveries outnumbering new cases has also improved the recovery rate to 95.51 per cent.

 

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