The country woke up on Friday morning to go past one million Coronavirus cases, with 34,956 fresh infections and 687 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 1,003,832 virus infective cases with 25,602 deaths so far. Thankfully, over 6.35 lakh people or 63.34 percent of the total infected patients have recovered with the help of plasma therapy and other treatment measures.

India along with the United States, Brazil and Russia account for 54 percent of the COVID-19 cases in the world. While experts have predicted the infected countries’ list leaders, the US, to reach one million cases a day very soon, India also might see a double of million overall in the coming months.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak started in India, the country’s doubling rate has been 20.6 days. Meanwhile, the country took 137 days to reach the scary one million mark. While urban regions have still been somewhat successful in preventing the infection, the rural parts of the country are beyond the reach of adequate health care systems and measures for sanitisation.

Until Thursday, India recorded 343,268 active cases of the deadly virus, with the case fatality rate (CFR) of 2.5 percent. Ahead of India in the list of most infected countries, the US has 3,648,250 active cases with a death rate of 3.9 percent and Brazil has 1,978,236 patients still fighting the coronavirus with 3.8 percent having lost their lives.