India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 61-lakh mark with 70,589 new coronavirus cases and 776 deaths reported on Tuesday, according to Health Ministry data. For the first time in 28 days, coronavirus deaths over the one-day period have fallen below 1,000, government data shows.
A total of 96,318 people have died due to the disease till now. The country now has a total of 61.45 lakh coronavirus cases, including 96,318 deaths, 51 lakh recoveries and 9.47 lakh active cases.
India’s COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 51 lakh, which is highest in the world, and the last 10 lakh recoveries came about in 11 days, the Union Ministry of Health said sharing the “big picture” on the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
As India’s coronavirus tally stands at 61.45 lakh, 12 lakh short of USA’s Covid count – the highest in the world – there has been concern over the new cases reported in India each day. The number has remained the highest in the world since August.
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India Has Highest Covid Recoveries In World: Health Ministry
The number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country has crossed 51 lakh, the health ministry said. “It is the highest in the world. India took 57 days for one lakh recoveries to become 10 lakh. However, the last 10 lakh recoveries were recorded in just 11 days. It is a significant fact. It is the big picture,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.