New Delhi: Speaking about India’s fight against corona virus in the Lok Sabha, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the country has been able to limit its COVID-19 cases and deaths. Harshvardhan reiterated that the lockdown by the government was a ‘bold decision’ which reduced around 14 to 29 lakh cases and saved 37,000 to 78,000 lives. Also Read – Corona Warriors: The patient wanted plasma immediately, policeman donated
He said, “The nationwide lockout was a bold decision by the government, a testimony to the fact that India was able to collectively manage the Kovid-19. It is estimated that this decision prevented 14–29 lakh corona cases and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths. ” Also Read – When will the corona vaccine arrive in India? Health Minister said – date is not known but ….
The Health Minister’s remarks come at a time when the country has been reporting about one lakh coronovirus cases daily for the last few days. With more than 48 lakh cases and nearly 80,000 deaths, India is the second most affected country by COVID-19. Also Read – Discussion in Lok Sabha on opposition demand, deadlock on LAC and economic situation
Earlier, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that as of September 11, a total of 45,62,414 cases of Novel Corona Virus were reported in India and 76,271 people had died of infection. He said that the death rate from infection is 1.67 percent. Harshvardhan said in Lok Sabha that 35,42,663 people have recovered from the infection so far and this number is 77.65 percent of the total cases.
He said that the highest number of cases of infection and death have come mainly from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat. “The number of cases in all these states is more than one lakh,” he said. Harsh Vardhan said that according to the World Health Organization, the number of cases of corona virus infection worldwide is more than 2.79 crore and the infection caused 9.05. More than a million people have died. He said that the death rate of infection in the world is 3.2 percent.