COVID-19 lockdown prevented approx 14-29 lakh cases, 37,000-78,000 deaths: Harsh Vardhan

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New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): While addressing in the Rajya Sabha during 2nd day of monsoon session, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke on COVID-19 pandemic. He said, “COVID-19 fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67% and 77.65% respectively. India has been able to limit its cases and death per million to 3,320 cases per million and 55 deaths per million population respectively which is one of the lowest in the world.” “Lockdown prevented approximately 14 lakh to 29 lakh cases and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths. These 4 months were utilised to created additional health infrastructure, enhance human resource and produce within Indian critical elements such as PPE kits, N95 masks and ventilators,” Health Minister added. “I want to remind the members that battle against COVID-19 is far from over. I wish to inform the house that government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in India,” Dr Harsh Vardhan further stated.

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