Not just recoveries, the fatality rate has also witnessed a sharp decline, dropping to 2.2% from 3.3% in June, the health ministry
said highlighting that India’s fatality rate is much lower compared to other developed countries with only Russia (1.6%) an exception.
The world average for fatality rate due to the disease is 4%, with the US at 3.5%, Brazil 3.6%, Iran 5.5%, Mexico 11% and the UK 15.3%.
“More than 10 lakh have recovered. This landmark recovery has been achieved because of the selfless work and dedication of our doctors, nurses and frontline workers,” Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty (OSD) in the health ministry, said while giving a standing ovation to healthcare workers.
India has registered a consistent trend of more than 30,000 recoveries per day for the seventh day in a row. There has been a continued increase in the average daily recoveries from around 15,000 in the first week of July to around 35,000 in the last week,
the health ministry said.
Bhushan said the aim is to bring down sample positivity rates below 10% and eventually below 5% as per WHO recommendation. At present, 21 states and UTs have less than 10% positivity rate