India has ramped up its hospital infrastructure to adequately and effectively manage coronavirus cases, the Ministry said.
New Delhi, July 7 (PTI): India’s total number of coronavirus cases and fatalities per million population is one of the lowest in the world, the Union Health Ministry said on July 7 even as the country’s infection tally went past the 7 lakh-mark and the death toll rose to 20,160. Referring to the ‘WHO Situation Report-168’ dated July 6, the Ministry said India’s COVID-19 cases per million population is 505.37 as against the global average of 1,453.25.
The U.S., Brazil, Spain, Russia, the U.K., Italy and Mexico have 8,560.5, 7,419.1, 5,358.7, 4,713.5, 4,204.4, 3,996.1 and 1,955.8 cases per million, respectively, according to the WHO report.
“The WHO Situation Report also shows that India has one of the lowest deaths [due to COVID-19] per million population. India’s cases of death per million population is 14.27 while the global average is more than its four times, at 68.29,” the Ministry said.