Published: Tue, August 11, 2020

India's COVID-19 death rate down to 2 per cent

India's COVID-19 death rate down to 2 per cent

The recoveries surged to 15,35. However, states have been advised to firmly focus on comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation and effective treatment.

Vietnam was among those countries who tackled Covid-19 consistently recorded 812 new cases most of which were related to Danang. There were 871 deaths in 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.

India's recovery rate stood at 68.78 per cent on Sunday morning, as compared to Saturday's 68.32 per cent. "While testing rates have increased by 240 percent since the beginning of July, coronavirus positive cases have increased by nearly 325 percent", said Himanshu Sikka, lead-health, IPE global, an worldwide healthcare development consultancy.

India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.There are 6,39,929 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently which comprise 28.21 per cent of the total caseload in the country. Recoveries rose to 15,83,490 according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with chief ministers of 10 states to discuss the Covid-19 situation as India recorded over 53,000 new cases in a span of 24 hours.

"#Covid19 infection still remains concentrated in 10 States that contribute more than 80% of the new cases", the ministry tweeted.

India on Monday held on to third rank in the world as the country worst hit by COVID-19 pandemic and recorded a spike of 62,064 coronavirus cases, pushing the total tally to 2,215,074. The states expected to be part of the conference are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. He further added that the "Chase the Virus" model of Mumbai is being implemented in the MMR region actively, which has meant ramped up of facilities in the past few weeks.

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