The coronavirus fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of Ministry of Health stated on Tuesday. During a press conference, he said that “More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours.”
Meanwhile, the recovered cases of coronavirus are now double the active cases, he added. Bhushan also said that “Many states have increased their testing capacity, both RT – PCR and Rapid Antigen tests. 28 states and union territories performing more than 140 tests per day per million population. Goa, Delhi, Tripura, and Tamil Nadu have increased their testing capacity.”
“This is the first time after the first lockdown that the fatality rate is at the lowest, at 2.10%. The fatality rate has seen a progressive decline and it is continuing, which is a good sign,” he said.
He further said that “Cumulative positivity of India is 8.89 percent. States with positivity less than 10 percent are Punjab, Rajasthan, MP, UP, Haryana, Assam, West Bengal and Karnataka. Last week’s positivity of India was 11 percent which means a few states are showing a rise in COVID-19 cases.”
Currently, 5,86,298 are active cases of coronavirus in India and over 12 lakh people have been recovered. 50 percent of deaths due to COVID-19 have taken place among the age group of 60 years or above and 37 percent of deaths took place in the age group between 45 to 60 years.