India has the lowest Covid death rate in the world: WHO Report

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India recorded the lowest Corona death rate of 1.00 per lakh population while the global average is more than its six times, at 6.04, according to the WHO Situation Report 154 released today.

According to the report, the UK topped the list with 63.13 cases of COVID-19 related deaths per lakh population, while the metric for Spain, Italy and the US is 60.60, 57.19 and 36.30 respectively.

In India, early detection of cases, timely testing and surveillance, extensive contact tracing coupled with effective clinical management have helped to check the case mortality. This is also a testimony to the graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach the Government of India along with the States/UTs for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19.

The recovery rate continues to improve. As on date, it is 56.38% amongst COVID-19 patients. So far, a total of 2,48,189 patients have been cured of COVID-19. During the last 24 hours, a total of 10,994 COVID-19 patients have been cured.

Presently, there are 1,78,014 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.