India Now Ranks Fifth Globally on Active COVID-19 Cases

New Delhi: India’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection stand just below 2 lakh. According to the health ministry, there are now 1,98,706 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, of which 97,581 are active as of Tuesday morning. The ministry also reported that there have been 5,598 deaths due to the viral infection, while 95,527 people have been cured/discharged or have migrated. The confirmed cases include foreigners.

India is now the seventh worst-hit nation by the novel coronavirus pandemic in terms of total cases, having overtaken France and Germany. In terms of active cases, India comes in fifth – behind only the US, Brazil, the UK and Russia.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.

“Thus, around 48.19% patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said. Though official spokespersons have been highlighting the Indian recovery rate, they do not mention that the global recovery rate is also the same or slightly better.

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