NEW DELHI, Aug 16 - Continuing the downward trend, India�s COVID-19 case fatality rate on Sunday dropped to 1.93 per cent, which is one of the lowest globally, the Union Health Ministry said.
This is a result of coordinated efforts of the Centre and state and UT governments, it said.
�The USA crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days to reach this national figure,� the Ministry underscored as the number of fatalities due to coronavirus infection in the country reached 49,980.
Implementation of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently through a plethora of measures have contributed to the existing high level of recoveries as well, it said.
The total number of recoveries in the country rose to 18,62,258 on Sunday, according to official data.
Improved and effective clinical treatment in hospitals, supervised home isolation, use of non-invasive oxygen support, and improved services of the ambulances for ferrying patients for prompt and timely treatment have been the focus of the Centre and state and UT governments, the Ministry said. � PTI