India has one of the lowest Covid-19 cases per million in the world

New Delhi, July 7, 2020: The WHO Situation Report 168 dated July 6, 2020 shows that India has one of the low-est cases of COVID-19 per million population.

India’s cases per million popula-tion is 505.37 while the global aver-age is at 1453.25.

Chile has witnessed 15,459.8 cases of COVID-19 per million population, while Peru, US, Brazil and Spain have 9070.8, 8560.5, 7419.1 and 5358.7 cases per million population respectively.

The WHO Situation Report also shows that India has one of the low-est deaths per million population.

India’s cases of death per million population is 14.27 while the global average is more than its four times, at 68.29.

The UK has witnessed 651.4 cases of COVID-19 related deaths per million population, while the metric for Spain, Italy, France and US is 607.1, 576.6, 456.7 and 391.0 respectively.

India has ramped up the hospital infrastructure to adequately and effectively manage the cases.

The preparedness included arrangement of oxygen support, ICU and ventilator facilities.

As on July 7, 2020 there are 1201 dedicated COVID Hospitals, 2611 dedicated COVID Healthcare Centres and 9909 COVID Care Centres to look after COVID patients from those with very severe to very mild symptoms. Such level of preparedness has shown results in continuously improving the Recovery Rate and resulting in low Case Fatality Rate.

Early detection and timely effec-tive clinical management of COVID-19 cases have resulted in increasing daily recoveries. During the last 24 hours, a total of 15,515 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 4,39,947 as of today.

Coordinated efforts at all levels of the national and State governments for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are showing encouraging results with consistently increasing gap between Recoveries and Active cases. As on date, there are 1,80,390 recovered cases more than the active COVID-19 cases. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 61.13% today.

Presently, there are 2,59,557 active cases and all are under med-ical supervision.

Chandigarh Update (as at 6 pm) In the last 24 hours, five patients have been declared Corona Positive in the UT. The three women and two men are residents of Sectors 32, 40, 42 and 51 with their ages ranging from 14 years to 55 years. An 80 year old male of Sector 16 admitted in NHE (PGIMER) expired today. He was suffering from Co-Morbid conditions and was on Ventilator.

With this, the Active Cases in the UT are now 84 and the results of 38 samples is awaited.

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