India has been reporting less than 300 deaths due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the past 13 consecutive days, even as the total of number of people having succumbed to the viral infection in the country has crossed 150,000.
The country on Wednesday reported 223 new deaths, and with that the total number of deaths has reached 150,390.
The first death due to Covid-19 in the country was reported on March 12, 2020.
According to the health ministry data, only one new death per million population has been reported in India in the past seven days, and the ministry attributes this to the central government’s effective Covid-19 management and response policy.
Fewer people are dying of Covid-19 in India than in other countries, including several developed nations. The United Kingdom has seen 64 deaths per million population, Italy and US have 55, France has 35, Russia 25, and Brazil has reported 23 deaths per million population during the past seven days, as per global data.