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India's coronavirus fatality rate is the lowest in the world: Health Minister

Friday, May 8, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, recently announced that India's Covid-19 mortality rate is 3.2 percent, which is apparently the lowest in the world. The Minister further claimed that over 10000 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the illness so far.

"Today more than 10,000 COVID-19 patients have been discharged. Those still admitted at hospitals are on the road to recovery. If in last 14 days doubling rate was 10.5 days, then today it is around 12 days. Our mortality rate of 3.2 per cent is the lowest in the world." The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reportedly stated on Sunday, "With 2,644 more COVID-19 cases and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of people infected from coronavirus in the country has reached 39,980 including 1,301 deaths."

As on May 8, a total of 56351 cases have been registered across India and 1889 people have died. Tamil Nadu has reported 5409 cases and 40 deaths.

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