One of the lowest globally, India’s Case Fatality Rate 1.76% and sliding

New Delhi/Chandigarh, September 2, 2020: India continues to report one of the lowest COVID Case Fatality Rates (CFR) when compared to several other countries.
While the global CFR stands at 3.3% as on date, the comparative figure for India is 1.76%.
The deaths per million population in India is one of the lowest in the world.
While the global average is 110 deaths /million population, India is reporting 48 deaths /million population.
The comparative figure for Brazil and the UK is 12 and 13 times higher, respectively.
The total recoveries in India have crossed 29 lakh (29,01,908) as of today.
The last 10 lakh recoveries have been recorded in only 17 days in comparison to preceding 10 lakh recoveries which were recorded in 22 days.
Collaborative efforts of the Union and State/UT governments have resulted in strengthening of the health facilities across the country.
1578 Dedicated COVID Hospitals are providing quality medical care.
The Central Government has also issued the Standard of Care guidelines incorporated in the Clinical Treatment Protocol.
A unique initiative 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.
Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, tele/video -consultation sessions are held by knowledge and domain experts for the doctors manning ICUs in the State hospitals.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the past 24 hours, 119 patients were declared cured and discharged from Home Isolation/Sood / PGI/GMCH 32/ GMSH 16/Sector 48 Hospital/Dhanwantri and PU Hostel.
However, 239 new patients were diagnosed Positive for Covid 19.
Active cases in UT are 2057 now.
There were two fatalities.
A 27 year old man, resident of Sector 44 expired at GMCH-32 on September 1, 2020.
A 75 year old man, resident of Sector 23 expired at GMCH-32 due to Type 1 Respiratory Failure on September 1, 2020.
Total number of deaths in Chandigarh are 59 now.

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