Bright side! India now has more recoveries compared to active COVID-19 cases

ST Staff
Wednesday, 10 June 2020

In India, the total COVID-19 cases are at 2.76 lakh, with over 7,500 deaths due to the virus. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reports, as of today, 50,61,332 samples have been tested, and 1.45 lakh samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 

The COVID-19 cases are on a constant rise in India, with almost 10,000 cases being reported every day. Despite the dark times, the Health Ministry brings some happy news by reporting 1,35,205 recoveries since the outbreak, compared to the active cases in the country which are at 1,33,632 today. The recovery rate in India is at 49 per cent right now. 

In India, the total COVID-19 cases are at 2.76 lakh, with over 7,500 deaths due to the virus. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reports, as of today, 50,61,332 samples have been tested, and 1.45 lakh samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 

With 2,167 recovered patients, Punjab is one of the states with the highest recoveries, while their COVID-19 active cases stand at 497. About 80 per cent of the total reported cases had been cured in the State. 

Surpassing China's tally, Maharashtra accounts for one-third of India's coronavirus cases with over 90,000 cases. However, on a positive note, the State has managed to recover 47 per cent of its coronavirus patients.  

According to the health ministry, early lockdown measures, strict rules, and timely detection of COVID-19 patients are the most significant reasons behind the country's high recovery rate. Had there not been an early lockdown in March, it would have been a difficult task to contain the virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) observed that even as the cases are doubling every three weeks in India and South Asia, there's still no exponential growth. India, with a population over 1.3 billion, the total cases recorded (2.76 lakhs) are still modest, said Soumya Swaminathan, WHO's chief scientist. 

Globally, coronavirus cases have crossed 7.3 million-mark while recording a total of 4,13,623 deaths across the world. Meanwhile, 3,602,480 have recovered from the infection.

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