India Has Highest COVID Recoveries, Least Deaths Per Million: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said the number of recovered COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 51 lakh, which is the highest number of recoveries anywhere in the world. The health

Updated: September 29, 2020 6:15 PM IST

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New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said the number of recovered COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 51 lakh, which is the highest number of recoveries anywhere in the world.

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The health ministry also pointed out that India had witnessed close to 100% increase in recoveries in the past one month, which contributes over 20% of the total global recoveries.

The ministry, during a media briefing, further said that the number of Covid-19 tests per million population has crossed 50,000 in India, adding that a total of 2.97 crore tests were conducted in the month of September, reports news agency ANI.

Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan also pointed out that ICMR’s (Indian Council of Medical Research) second Sero Survey report reveals that a considerable population is still vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.

The count of COVID-19 deaths per million population in India is amongst the lowest in the world, ANI quoted Bhushan as saying.

After recording over 80,000 COVID-19 cases for the past few days, India on Tuesday registered 70,589 cases and 776 deaths, pushing the overall over 6.1 million, according to the Hralth Ministry’s data. The total cases include 947,576 active cases, over 5.1 million recoveries and 96,318 deaths.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published Date: September 29, 2020 4:56 PM IST

Updated Date: September 29, 2020 6:15 PM IST