Coronavirus: Fatality Rate Declining, 5 States Account For 70% of Deaths in India

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that the fatality rate in the country is rapidly declining. It said earlier, the fatality rate was 2.15% and now it stands at 1.70%. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu account for 62% of total active COVID-19 cases in India. These states account for 70% of COVID-19 deaths in the country.
There are 14 states and Union Territories that have less than 5000 COVID-19 cases. 28 states/UTs have COVID-19 case fatality rate lower than national average of 1.70%. The COVID-19 deaths per million population is 53 which is among the lowest in the world.

The coronavirus cases in the country on Tuesday went up to 42,80,422 with 75,809 fresh cases in 24 hours . On the other hand, a record 1,133 fatalities took the death toll to 72,775. India’s single-day rise in cases dipped on Tuesday, after recording over 80,000 cases daily for five days in a row. India recorded a spike of over 90,000 cases on Sunday and Monday. India’s tally of coronavirus infection crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, reached 30 lakh on August 23 and went past 40 lakh on September 5.

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