India’s number of coronavirus infection crosses 20,000 in a single day, consecutive for two days. As per the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 22,771 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday in 24 hours. India’s total COVID-19 tally rose to 6,48,315, while the death toll jumped to 18,655 with 442 new fatalities.
Further, the Ministry said that the recovery rate of India is good with 3,94,226 people recovered. The ministry also added that one patient was migrated thus there are 2,35,433 active cases in the country. “Thus, around 60.80% of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.
The US remains at the top of the tally of coronavirus cases. India stands at the fourth position for the worst-hit country by the pandemic. Brazil and Russia stand at second and third respectively.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, India’s death toll is the eighth-worst. India is likely to overtake Russia’s tally on Sunday or Monday.
India Recorded Spike In Cases For Two Days Consecutively
Across the world, there have now been more than 11 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to Johns Hopkins University, the global death tally of infections is 11,078, 760 while 525,191 people have died. Another 5,875,364 people have recovered from the disease.
The US has recorded 2,794,321 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Brazil is in second place with 1,539,081 cases, followed by Russia (666,941), India (648,315) and the UK (295,599).
On Thursday, the US reported 55,400 fresh coronavirus cases in a single day. As per Reuters, many US governors paused their plans of re-opening their state economies, in the fear of increased coronavirus cases.
Around one-fourth of the global COVID-19 deaths belong to the US, i.e. around 129,000. A recent surge in cases has put President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis under a microscope and led several governors to halt plans to reopen their states after strict lockdowns.
Latin America, where Brazil has 1.5 million cases, makes up 23% of the global total of people infected. India has become the new epicentre in Asia, rising to 625,000 cases.
Asia and the Middle East have around 12% and 9% respectively, according to the Reuters tally, which uses government reports.