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India’s COVID-19 fatality rate at 2.82%; Senior citizens constitute 50% of deaths

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The Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Luv Agarwal on Tuesday said that India’s COVID-19 fatality rate is at 2.82%, where the senior citizens, who constitute 10% of India’s total population, have constituted 50% of the deaths. 73% of deaths in India have been of people with co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and respiratory diseases, he added. India’s recovery rate is now at 48.07%.