Hindustan Times, Mumbai 26 Aug 2020 - On Tuesday, at least 1,066 Covid-19-related deaths were reported and the toll from the contagion is inching towards the 60,000 mark and stands at 59,598 to date.
Of the 1,066 fresh deaths, the maximum was reported from Maharashtra at 329 – the epicentre of Covid-19 outbreak in the country --- followed by Karnataka (148) and Tamil Nadu (107).
The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) officials are maintaining that the Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) is below 2% and are trying to bring it down to under 1%.
“The Covid-19 mortality rate in the country is among the lowest in the world. India has managed the viral outbreak well so far,” said Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan during Tuesday’s briefing on the pandemic.
India has reported 3,229,351 Covid-19 cases so far, including 66,781 fresh ones on Tuesday.