From Our Bureau                       

1ST JUNE 2020

A total of 1,90,535 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country so far and the death toll rose to 5,394 on Monday.

During the last 24 hours 4,835 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 91,819 patients have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate in the country is progressively increasing and it has reached 48.19 percent amongst COVID-19 patients. The recovery rate on 18th May was 38.29 percent. On 3rd May it was 26.59 percent. On 15th April it was 11.42 percent.

Presently, there are 93,322 active cases in the country which are under active medical supervision. The case fatality rate is 2.83 percent. On 18th May, the case fatality rate was 3.15 percent. On 3rd May, it was 3.25 percent. On 15th April it was 3.30 percent.

A steady decline can be seen in the case fatality rate in the country. The relatively low death rate is attributed to the continued focus on surveillance, timely case identification and clinical management of the cases.

Two specific trends are thus noticed, while the recovery rate is increasing on one hand, case fatality is going down on the other.

The case fatality rate for countries having the highest number of deaths, vide WHO situation report-132 dated 31st May is as follows:

Countries Total Deaths Case fatality Rate
World 367,166 6.19%
United States of America 1,01,567 5.92%
The United Kingdom 38,376 14.07%
Italy 33,340 14.33%
Spain 29,043 12.12%
France 28,717 19.35%
Brazil 27,878 5.99%
Belgium 9,453 16.25%
Mexico 9,415 11.13%
Germany 8,500 4.68%
Iran 7,734 5.19%
Canada 6,996 7.80%
Netherlands 5,951 12.87%

Through a graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach, Government of India is taking several steps along with the States/UTs for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

The testing capacity has increased in the country through 472 Government and 204 private laboratories (total 676 laboratories). Cumulatively, 38,37,207 samples have been tested so far for COVID-19, whereas, 1,00,180 samples were tested yesterday. (eom)

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