More people in India recovered from the coronavirus than were infected in the last 24 hours, this morning’s Health Ministry data showed. The country, which is the second worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, recorded 93,337 new COVID-19 infections in a 24-hour period taking its tally past the 53-lakh mark. The number of people who were cured of the viral disease in the same duration was 95,880 with a recovery rate of 79.28% taking India to the pole position as far as recoveries are concerned. More 42 lakh people in the country have recovered from COVID-19 till now. The number of cases in the country now stand at 53,08,014.
In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,247 deaths linked to the virus with a fatality rate of 1.61 per cent, taking the number of total Covid deaths to 85,619. Out of this, some 21,150 deaths were reported in September itself.
With 10,13,964 lakh people currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, the percentage of active cases in India has decreased to 19.10 per cent.
The rise in positivity also comes with the country doubling its testing in the past month to a total of 6.24 crore tests, with 8.81 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.
Globally, more than 30.2 million people have contracted the coronavirus since its outbreak in China’s Wuhan last year, according to news agency AFP. North and South America combined still accounted for almost half of the global cases.