Covid-19: At 4.3 million, India has highest recovered cases in the world, says health ministry | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Covid-19: At 4.3 million, India has highest recovered cases in the world, says health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
Sep 21, 2020 08:49 AM IST

The health ministry said India contributes nearly 19% of the total global recoveries. India’s recovery rate is close to 80%, in a total caseload of more than 5.4 million.

The Union health ministry said on Monday India has the highest number of recovered Covid-19 patients globally, constituting 19% of the total recoveries across the world, even as the country continues to be the second-worst-hit nation.

A health worker in PPE coveralls shows a testing slide while collecting swab samples for coronavirus testing at Saket in New Delhi (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker in PPE coveralls shows a testing slide while collecting swab samples for coronavirus testing at Saket in New Delhi (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

“India occupies the top position in the world in terms of total recoveries. More than 43 lakh have recovered. India’s recoveries constitute 19% of the total global recoveries,” the ministry said.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

India’s Covid-19 caseload currently stands at 5,400,619, as per the health ministry’s data. Of these, there are 4,303,043 recovered cases, giving India a recovery rate of 79.67%. Over 22 million patients have recovered globally, as per worldometers, out of over 31 million cases, which means India constitutes 18.85% of the total recovered cases.

It is followed by the United States (4.2 million recoveries), Brazil (3.8 million), Russia (909,357) and South Africa (589,434). The US, India and Brazil, in that order, are also the world’s three worst-affected countries.

Active cases and deaths, meanwhile, contribute 18.71% and 1.6% of India’s total Covid-19 cases, respectively. While there are 1,010,824 active cases, the death toll stands at 86,752.

India is currently in the fourth stage of ‘Unlock,’ which began on September 1 and will end on September 30. The country started reopening from June 1, after four stages of strict nationwide lockdown from March 25 to May 31.

Unveiling 'Elections 2024: The Big Picture', a fresh segment in HT's talk show 'The Interview with Kumkum Chadha', where leaders across the political spectrum discuss the upcoming general elections. Watch Now!

Get Updates on India News, Farmers Protest Live alongwith the Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On