Coronavirus: Bengaluru COVID-19 mortality rate lowest among metros, says medical education minister
First Published 5, Aug 2020, 3:29 PM
According to Sudhakar, Bengaluru recorded 115 virus deaths per million population, compared to Kolkata's 182, Ahmedabad's 223, Pune's 242, Chennai's 306 and Mumbai's 521.
Karnataka's COVID mortality rate per million population is the lowest among major metros in the country, said Karnataka medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar on Tuesday.
"It is satisfying that mortality rate in Karnataka and Bengaluru is better as compared to other states and metro cities," said Sudhakar.
With 39 fatalities per million population, Sudhakar said the state's mortality rate is one-fifth of Delhi and one-third of Maharashtra.
Per million, Maharashtra recorded 129 deaths and Delhi 202 while it is 56 for Tamil Nadu, compared to Karnataka's 39.
Juxtaposing Bengaluru's mortality rate with other metropolitan cities in India, Sudhakar said the city has the lowest rate.
"Bengaluru COVID mortality per million population is lowest among metros. I urge people to cooperate for early detection and treatment," he said.