Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan  |  Photo Credit: ANI
- India has been able to limit its cases and deaths per million: Dr Harsh Vardhan
- The total number of cases has reached 48,46,428 while the death toll has risen to 79,222
New Delhi: In his first address to the Parliament since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday asserted that India has one of the lowest cases and deaths per million population in the world. He also confirmed that around 13 states in the country are reporting the maximum number of coronavirus cases on daily basis.
While addressing the Lok Sabha, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “Maximum cases and deaths are primarily reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, UP, Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat. All these reported more than 1 Lakh cases.”
“With our endeavour to manage COVID-19, India has been able to limit its cases and deaths per million to 3,328 cases per million and 55 deaths per million population respectively, which is one of the lowest in the world as compared to similarly affected countries,” he added.
The Union Health Minister’s address has come on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, which will take place every day for 18 days. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will function for four hours each during the monsoon session.
Coronavirus cases near 50 lakh cases in India
India on Monday reported more than 90,000 COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, taking the total number of cases to 48.5-lakh mark. At the current rate, India is expected to cross the 50-lakh mark by Wednesday morning.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 92,071 new cases and 1,136 fresh fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours in the country.
The total number of infections has reached 48,46,428 while the death toll has risen to 79,222.
Out of the total cases, 37,80,107 have been successfully treated while one case has been migrated from the country. There are 9,86,598 active cases of COVID-19 in India and all are under medical supervision.