Apart from claiming the third position in terms of the number of coronavirus infection cases, India achieved another grim milestone in terms of fatalities.
With 35,817 fatalities due to coronavirus, India on Friday overtook Italy’s death toll to become the country with fifth-highest coronavirus fatalities in the world.
In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 779 deaths, taking the country’s death tally to 35,817.
Countries ahead of India in Fatalities are
- US – 152,070 fatalities
- Brazil – 91,263 fatalities
- UK – 46,084
- Mexico – 46,000
Once again, the country registered its biggest single day-spike of 54,966 cases on Thursday, taking the country’s coronavirus caseload to 16,43,706.
Currently, there are 5,47,436 active cases and 10,60,030 recovery cases in India.
In the last 24 hours, 32,553 patients were discharged across the country, taking the recovery cases to 10,60,030. The recovery rate stands at 64.44%.
As of today, recovery cases are 1.9 times the total active cases. Meanwhile, the fatality rate has dropped to 2.21%.
“There has been a continued increase in the average daily recoveries from around 15,000 in the first week of July to around 35,000 in the last week,” said the Health Ministry.
“India’s case fatality rate is 2.21%, as against 4% globally, and is amongst the lowest in the world. Case Fatality Rate in Mexico and the UK are five and seven times higher, respectively, as compared to India,” said Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry.
In India, 21 states and Union Territories have an infection rate of less than 10%, while in four it is less than 5%.
Indian States with best recovery rates are
- Delhi – 88.99%
- Assam – 76.68%
- Telangana – 74.27%
- Tamil Nadu – 73.85%
- Gujarat – 73.06%
- Rajasthan – 70.76%
- Madhya Pradesh – 69.47%