India overtakes US in global coronavirus case recoveries: Health Ministry

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India surpasses US
India surpasses US

New Delhi : India has passed United States to become the country with the highest number of coronavirus recoveries in the world, tweeted Health Ministry. According to the official data available around 42 lakh people have recovered from coronavirus in India, while 41 lakh people have recovered in the US.

The Ministry of Health credited the country's high recovery rate of 79.28 per cent to the Central government-led "focused, calibrated, responsive and effective measures of early identification through high and aggressive testing, prompt surveillance and tracking coupled with standardised high quality clinical care have together resulted in this global achievement".

On the global tally, India is the second worst-hit country with coronavirus pandemic and accounts around 17 per cent of the total cases.

Today's record number of Covid recoveries comes in the backdrop of India reporting the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world - an average of 90,000 cases per day - since the beginning of September.

In September till now, the country has recorded 16,86,769 new cases of coronavirus and its positivity rate has increased to 10.58 per cent from 7.5 per cent in mid-July.

Globally, more than 3.06 crore people have contracted the coronavirus since its outbreak in China's Wuhan last year, according to news agency AFP.