Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India’s death rate due to the coronavirus is among the lowest in the world, ANI reported. Modi made the remark during an interaction with chief ministers of 21 states and Union Territories via video conference.
“For us, the death of even one Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to Covid-19,” Modi said.
Modi claimed that timely decisions by the Centre and state governments helped India curb the spread of the coronavirus. He added that the present time will in future be “remembered for how we worked together and served as an example of cooperative federalism”. The prime minister added that India’s recovery rate had crossed 50%.
On Tuesday morning, India reported 10,667 new cases and 380 deaths, taking the nation’s tally to 3,43,091. The overall toll stands at 9,900. The number of active cases is 1,53,178, which is lesser than the number of recoveries, at 1,80,012. India is the fourth most-affected country in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
Interacting with Chief Ministers on Covid-19. https://t.co/BBPkxL466O
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