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India's fatality rate at 2.18%, one of the lowest globally: Harsh Vardhan

He also said of the total 545,318 active cases, 1.61 per cent patients need ICU care and 2.32 per cent are on oxygen support

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India's Covid-19 case fatality rate is progressively declining and now stands at 2.18 per cent, one of the lowest globally, while just 0.28 per cent of the total active patients are on ventilator, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday.

He also said of the total 545,318 active cases, 1.61 per cent patients need ICU care and 2.32 per cent are on oxygen support.

Chairing the 19th meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 through video-conference on Friday, Vardhan said India has achieved the milestone of more than 1 million
recoveries, a recovery rate to 64.54 per

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First Published: Jul 31 2020 | 7:50 PM IST

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