On Saturday, India’s COVID-19 case count went past the 41 lakh mark, while the death toll increased to more than 70,000. While the situation is getting worsen, the Union health ministry placed the total number of cases at 40,23,179 and the death toll at 69,561. The ministry said that 31,07,223 people have so far recovered from the infection.
India is almost second worst affected country after United States, only ~9000 cases behind the Brazil.
Even with daily confirmed cases are among the highest in the world, India has been able to maintain an impressive recovery rate. In the morning, the Health Ministry, in a tweet, said that India’s recovery rate has touched a record high of more than 70,000 patients being discharged in a single day. It said that the country has witnessed a “steep exponential rise” in COVID-19 recoveries- from 50,000 in May to 30 lakh in September.
Mumbai city reported 1,737 new cases and 33 deaths, taking its tally to 1,53,712 and the toll to 7,832, the official said.