COVID-19 update: India reports one of the lowest per million cases
The deaths per million in India also remains low at 87 compared to the world average of 148
India remains among the countries with one of the lowest number of cases of COVID-19 per million as well as death per million population in the world. The cases per million population in India are lower than the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and South Africa among others.
The data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare suggests that India is recording a total of 5,790 cases per million population while the global average is 5,552.
The US on the other hand reports 25,824 cases per million population while Brazil reports 25,377 cases per million. In France, 17,377 cases are reported per million population and in the UK, around 13,179 cases are reported per million.
South Africa reports 12,085 cases per million and Russia reports 10,606 cases per million population.
The deaths per million in India also remains to be low. In India, it is 87 which is substantially lower than the world average of 148.
The ministry in a statement said, “India’s targeted strategies in COVID-19 management and the proactive as well as calibrated public health response over the last several months have resulted in encouraging outcomes.”
The death per million in other countries are much higher. In Brazil it is 739, in US, it is 676, in the UK, it is 663, in France, it is 532, in South Africa, it is 320 and in Russia, it is 182.
“With focussed strategy and proactive as well as calibrated measures of the Union Government along with the States and UTs, India has sustained its global position of being the country with one of the lowest cases per million population and deaths per million population,” the statement said.
The daily average of recoveries in India continues to surpass the daily average of new infections. India, in the past 24 hours reported 58,439 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
The maximum number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra with 7,836 followed by 7,740 from Karnataka. Kerala also reported 7,015 recoveries.
Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu reported over 4,000 recoveries each while West Bengal reported 3,917 recoveries. Delhi, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh reported over 2,000 recoveries each.
India reported a low of 43,893 cases and 508 deaths in the past 24 hours. Kerala reported a high of 5,457 cases and 24 deaths followed by 5,363 of Maharashtra which also reported 115 deaths.
Delhi also reported 4,853 cases and 44 deaths while West Bengal reported 3,957 cases and 58 deaths in the past 24 hours. Karnataka also reported 3,691 cases and 44 deaths in a single day.
With this, the total number of cases in India reached 79,90,322 while 1,20,010 people have lost their lives.
Meanwhile, India’s telemedicine initiative, eSanjeevani, has completed 6 lakh tele consultations.
The Health Ministry in a statement said, “In what can be seen as a big push for the ‘Digital India’ initiative of the Prime Minister, the eSanjeevani digital platform has proved its usefulness and easy access for the caregivers and the medical community, and those seeking healthcare services in the times of COVID.”
The statement said that it runs 12 hours a day and seven days a week in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat. “It is a testimony to the fact that eSanjeevani is gradually gaining traction with patients and doctors,” it said.
The digital platform provides eHealth services through more than 6000 doctors who man 217 online OPDs in patient to doctor telemedicine model i.e. eSanjeevaniOPD, it said.