India has largest number of Covid-19 recovered globally, second in number of Covid tests done
NEW DELHI: India has the largest number of Covid-19 recovered cases in the world and it stands second in terms of the number of tests conducted in any country, Union health secretary, Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday.
"We have the largest number of Covid-19 recovered cases in the world and we stand second in terms of the number of tests conducted in any country. The Covid-19 recoveries have crossed 67 lakhs in India. We have conducted more than 9.6 crore Covid-19 tests in the country," Bhushan said during a press conference on Covid-19 situation in the country.
While many countries have reported a surge, India has recorded 310 cases per million in the last 7 days, which is amongst the lowest globally, Bhushan said.
"Similarly, India has recorded 83 deaths per million in the same period, which is also amongst the lowest globally. The recovery rate, at present being 88.63 per cent and continues to improve. Simultaneously, active cases are now below 7.5 lakhs and continue to decline. Six states – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal – account for 64 per cent of the country's total active cases," he added.
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