On Sunday, India once again recorded over 75,000 cases making it number one in the world in terms of daily increase ahead of the United States and Brazil.
As per the Union Health Ministry data, in the last 24 hours, India recorded 78,761 cases taking the overall tally past 3,542,733. However, the active cases stand at 7,65,302 and the death toll looks grim with 63,948 deaths. In the last 24 hours, over 948 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19. This means that India is currently at the top in terms of the number of days increases. The United States of America recorded 42,843 cases while Brazil has recorded 34,360 cases in the last 24 hours.
The Health Ministry, however, announced that the country’s recovery rate has reached 76.47 percent. The ministry credited the strategic policies of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively, and treating efficiently for the recovery rate. On a global level, the case fatality rate has seen a comparatively low figure. It currently stands at 1.81 percent.
‘Recoveries Are Rising’
A significant feature of India’s fight and management of the COVID-19 situation is the fact that the recoveries are constantly rising. Every day, a high number of patients are being recovered and discharged from the hospitals and even home isolation. On Saturday, the Union Health Ministry chaired a meeting with a group of ministers to take stock of the situation.
As per the ministry, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, and Telangana amounts to 73 percent of the total active cases in the country. Similarly, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal amounts to 81 percent of total deaths related to COVID-19.
Dr. Vinod Paul, the chairperson of the empowered group-1 on a medical emergency management plan, said that India is progressing satisfactorily on the vaccine front. As of now, 29 vaccine candidates in the world, two of them are India’s which are in clinical trials. Six total vaccines are in phase 3.
Source: Hindustan Times