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‘Testing 1.1 lakh Covid samples daily; India’s fatality rate at 2.87%’: Govt

May 26, 2020 22:54 IST
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Government officials spoke on testing of Covid-19 and the situation in India. Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal spoke on the fatality rate and said India’s fatality rate is among the lowest in the world at 2.87%. Agarwal added that India only reported 0.3 deaths per lakh population as compared to 4.5 deaths per lakh population globally. ICMR DG Balram Bhargava said India has significantly ramped up Covid-19 testing. We are not testing about 1.1 lakh samples daily, Bhargava said.

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