India has a low infection rate, high recovery: Health ministry

July 11, 2020 0 By FM

According to the stats provided by the health ministry, India reports proportionately far fewer number of COVID-19 cases compared to the global average. 

Despite high population density, India reports 30.04 coronavirus cases for every one lakh population while the global average is at 114.67 which is over three times higher, the ministry said, referring to the WHO Situation Report 153.

Similarly, the recovery rate, which has steadily been increasing, has now reached over 60 percent (as on 3rd July), the Union health ministry said.

Further, the difference between the recovered patients and the active cases continue to widen to the extent that the former has crossed the latter. 

“This low figure is thus a testimony to the graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach the government of India along with the states and union territories (UTs) took for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19,” the ministry said in a statement.

Citing the WHO Situation Report, the ministry said the US has 671.24 cases per lakh population, while Germany, Spain, Brazil and the UK have 583.88, 526.22, 489.42 and 448.86 cases per lakh population, respectively.

It said Russia has 400.82 cases per lakh people, while Italy, Canada, Iran and Turkey have 393.52, 268.98, 242.82 and 223.53, respectively.

Prime Minister observed that timely decisions taken to combat the pandemic have been effective in containing its spread in the country.