The pandemic has led to an increase in the fatality rate all over the world. Observational studies happened in the past few weeks and as per the Health Ministry ‘India has the lowest number of cases, deaths per lakh population’.
Lav Agarwal, an Indiana bureaucrat, and engineer shed some light over the COVID-19 issue. He is an IAS officer in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, serving as a joint secretary. Lav Agarwal leads the Indian Government’s daily media briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
In a routine daily briefing, Agarwal said that 4.4 deaths per lakh population have been reported for the world, while India has reported about 0.3 deaths per lakh population, which is amongst the lowest in the world. The recovery rate of India has improved drastically. This has only been possible due to the lockdown, timely identification, and management of COVID 19 cases. 60,490 patients have recovered from the coronavirus. The recovery rate in India is 41.61% at present which is gradually improving.
It has been confirmed that there are 1,45,380 COVID19 cases in India. Altogether there are over 55 lakh confirmed coronavirus cases all over the world. At least, 3.46 lakh people have died so far. The four states in India that have been registered as COVID free are Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, and Mizoram, and the only union’s territory that is COVID free are the Andaman and Nicobar islands. These states had registered coronavirus cases, all patients have now been cured and there are no fresh cases that have been reported. Studies show that there was not much difference in terms of reduction of cases for a 21-day and 28-day lockdown. There was a substantial improvement in the outcome of a 63-day lockdown.