Nagaland records Covid-19 case fatality rate lower than 1%
Kohima, Oct. 27 (EMN): The latest estimate released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday showed that 14 states and union territories, including Nagaland, have Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) lower than 1%.
Out of the 14 states and union territories, Nagaland is estimated to have the fifth lowest CFR with 0.36%. Meanwhile, Mizoram is the only state that is yet to report any Covid-19 death so far.
The lower CFR has been possible owing to various factors such as speeding of medical infrastructure, experiences and effective clinical management, according to the ministry.
“This has been possible through ramped up medical infrastructure, effective clinical management based on a standard treatment protocol, skill enhancement of ICU doctors, and use of non-invasive oxygen,” stated ministry of Health in a tweet.
On a steady decline, India’s fatality rate has touched 1.5%. The aim is to achieve CFR of less than 1% and sustain it, the ministry added.
In Nagaland, a total of 33 deaths — six of which are not Covid-related — have been reported till date while five other deaths are still under investigation as per the daily Covid-19 bulletin issued by the department of Health and Family Welfare.
Out of 33 deaths, 24 are from Dimapur, five from Kohima, two from Mon, and one each from Mokokchung and Wokha.
The health officials have earlier claimed that those who passed away from Covid-19 were having severe co-morbidity issues. Majority of Covid deaths were also being reported among the male population.
Maharashtra has recorded highest deaths due to Covid-19 with a share of 36.27%.