Covid-19: 5 Indian states and Union territories least affected by coronavirus disease
Covid-19 update: Some states are still recording significantly lower deaths due to Covid-19, indicating that the virus outbreak has still not reached every part of the country.Updated: Sep 20, 2020, 11:00 IST
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has claimed as many as 86,752 lives and infected more than 5.4 million people in the country. However, there are still some parts of the country which have not reported any deaths related to Covid-19 so far.
Additionally, some states are still recording significantly lower deaths due to Covid-19, indicating that the virus outbreak has still not reached every part of the country.
Here are the five Indian states and Union territories least affected by Covid-19 in terms of deaths:
Mizoram is the only Indian state which has not reported any death due to Covid-19 so far and has among the lowest number of total positive cases. As of Sunday, the state’s tally was logged at 1,578 after 14 people – including six security personnel – tested positive for the virus. There are 588 active Covid-19 cases in Mizoram and a total of 973 people have recovered, according to the data released by the state.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
With only 208 cases of Covid-19, the Union territory is the second least affected part of the country in terms of deaths reported. As of Sunday, the death toll in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu stood at two.
The third least affected state in terms of death due to Covid-19, Arunachal Pradesh has seen 13 casualties so far. Despite a significantly low death rate, Arunachal Pradesh has a comparatively higher rate of positive cases. With more than 7,000 positive cases, the state has witnessed a higher number of cases than Nagaland, Ladakh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
In the list of least affected states, Nagaland ranks at fourth spot with 15 deaths reported so far. The northeastern state now has 1,206 active Covid-19 cases in the state, while 15 people died of the viral disease and 21 migrated to other states. The recovery rate among coronavirus disease patients in the state is currently at 76.96 per
Another northeastern state contributing a fewer number of Covid-19 deaths is Sikkim. Despite seeing high infections, it has seen only 28 deaths so far. The state has close to 2,342 cumulative positive cases of the viral infection. The state now has 426 active cases, while 1,891 patients have recovered from the disease.