India Overtakes Brazil With Highest COVID-19 Recoveries in The World Even as Reported Cases Keep Rising
The data collected by United States top research institute, Johns Hopkins University, claims that India have overtaken Brazil with the highest number of coronavirus recoveries in the world. As many as 37,80,107 COVID-19 patients have been recovered in India, claims the university.
The total number of patients recovered from the deadly virus across the globe is 19,625,959. As many as 9,24,105 fatalities have been recorded in the world with 29,006,033 cases in total.
While India is on the top position for its number of recovered cases, Brazil is second with 37,23,206 recovered patients. The US is on the third in the list with 24,51,406 recoveries.
The Union Health Ministry claims that India’s recovery rate is close to 78 percent, though the numbers keep on increasing every day.
“Around 77,512 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours. The total recovered cases are 37,80,107. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is consistently increasing. This has touched nearly 28 lakh today (27,93,509),” the health ministry said in a statement.
States that recorded most positive cases in the past, such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, now have a recovery rate of around 60 percent. India’s total tally of the deadly virus is 48,46,427 with 9,86,598 active cases.
Simultaneously, India said on Sunday it was considering granting an emergency authorisation for a COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for the elderly and people in high-risk workplaces, as the country’s number of reported infections passed 4.75 million.
India, which has consistently reported over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths daily this month, has now recorded 78,586 fatalities from the disease. It lags only the United States globally in overall number of infections, but it has been adding more daily cases than the United States since mid-August.
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