India remains the country with highest Covid-19 recoveries in the world, with more than 43 lakh patients having recovered from COVID-19.
According to health ministry data this morning, India, for the second consecutive day, reported more coronavirus recoveries than new infections. 94,612 people have been cured in the last 24 hours, with 92,605 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours. The Covid-19 tally in India has row reached 54,00,619, including 18.71 per cent active cases – 10,10,824.
1,133 deaths linked to the virus were reported in 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 86,752.
India remains the country with highest Covid-19 recoveries in the world, with more than 43 lakh patients having recovered from COVID-19 – pushing the recovery rate to 79.67 per cent.
India’s positivity rate is 7.67 per cent, and its fatality rate is 1.60 per cent, as per the health ministry data.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the coronavirus situation, in view of surge in cases, with the chief ministers of seven states badly hit by the pandemic – including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
Maharashtra, having a tally of over 11.88 lakh, is the worst affected state by the pandemic. Almost 37% of deaths reported in the country are from Maharashtra.
Accounting for almost 17% cases across the world, India remains the second worst-hit country by the pandemic.
Globally, 30.6 million people have been infected by the coronavirus, which originated from China’s Wuhan last year.