New Delhi: The Union ministry of health and family welfare concluded that India has one of the lowest deaths per million population due to COVID-19 compared to other countries.
The ministry added that at least 22 states and Union territories have lower deaths per million population than the total average, currently at 80.
“Some States/UTs are performing better and reporting much lower deaths/million population than the national average”, it tweeted.
India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population globally (presently pegged at 80).
Some States/UTs are performing better and reporting much lower deaths/million population than the national average. pic.twitter.com/3ejtqZwvZ6
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 16, 2020
Mizoram has reported no deaths, the lowest deaths were reported by Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (3), followed by Bihar (8), Nagaland (10) and Arunachal Pradesh (18).
The most number of deaths in India were reported from Tripura (77), Uttarakhand (71), West Bengal (58) and Haryana (57).
“Enhanced medical infrastructure, strengthened critical care capacities of ICU doctors, adherence to Standard Treatment Protocol, and tireless efforts of doctors, paramedics & various #COVID19 warriors have collectively resulted in these outcomes”, said the ministry in another Tweet.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country surpassed 7.3 million with 812,390 active cases, whereas more than 6.3 million people have recovered in home isolation or Covid-19 designated hospitals, as on Thursday.