Corona: India crosses 1 lakh mark, but still has many consolation points

Though the number of Covid-19 cases has crossed 100000 mark in India, the country still can stay relaxed as it has higher recovery rate and lower proportion of death rates in the world.

As many as 4713 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours in the country. According to the Union Ministry of Health, there are 58,802 active cases and 3163 deaths. However, 39173 people have been cured from the deadly disease. That makes the recovery rate at 38.8% which is one of the highest in the world.

India’s case fatality rate stood at 3.07% against a world average of 6.57%. In United States, the country now hardest hit, the fatality stood at 6%. For China, where the virus first began spreading, the figure is 5.56%. The cases have doubled in 12 days, which is also a cause of consolation.

A weekly tracker of Covid-19 infection trends by disease modeling experts at Imperial College London indicated that the rate of transmission of the disease in India came down to below 1 (the authors identified it as 0.98), a threshold that is key to stop the virus from growing exponentially.

The death per million is just 2 in India, and it is one of the best in the world, especially if you look at the rates of countries like USA (278), Spain (593), UK (513) and Italy (529), according to the world tracker

Similarly, rate of infection is also low at 73 per one million in India. This also is one of the lowest compared to other countries like USA (4687), Spain (5950), UK(3632) and Italy (3735), as per the data.


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