India’s Case Fatality Rate falls below 1.5%

New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 31, 2020: India has witnessed a significant success in its collective fight against the global pandemic.
The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has fallen below 1.5% and India’s deaths per million is also at a very low level of 88 deaths per million.
India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.
There is a steady and consistent decline in the number of daily deaths.
As part of the COVID management and response policy, a unique initiative is to build the capacities of the ICU doctors in clinical management of critical patients towards reducing the fatality, e-ICU has been started by AIIMS, New Delhi.
16 States/UTs have recorded deaths below 10,000.
Active cases at 5,82,649 are below 6 lakh for the second consecutive day.
48,268 new confirmed cases were registered in the last 24 hours in the country.
78% of new confirmed cases are from 10 States and UTs. Kerala and Maharashtra have added the maximum to the new confirmed cases with more than 6,000 cases each followed by Delhi with more than 5,000 cases.
551 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Of these, nearly 83% are concentrated in ten States/UTs with over 23% of new fatalities are from Maharashtra (127 deaths).
Update on Chandigarh
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 82 patients were cured and discharged, while 67 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
One fatality was reported today of a 39 year old man, resident of Sector 46, who expired at Fortis Hospital, Mohali The number of active cases are 641.

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