New Delhi: Coronavirus Live Updates: The fatality rate due to COVID-19 in our country is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world, said the Health Ministry.
"Only 10 per cent of India's population accounts for 50 per cent of India's COVID-19 linked deaths and 73 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.
India today logged 2 lakh cases of coronavirus -- roughly 15 days after it crossed the one lakh mark. For the last three days, the country has been reporting more than 8,000 infections a day.
India is now the seventh-worst hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy, according to the WHO's coronavirus tracker.
Italy, with 2.33 lakh cases is in the sixth slot. The US with more than 18 lakh cases, is the nation worst hit by the virus, followed by Brazil, with more than 5.2 lakh. Among the states, Maharashtra remains the nation's coronavirus hotspot with more than 70,000 cases.