India Sets Global Record With 79,000 New COVID-19 Cases

India Sets Global Record With 79,000 New COVID-19 Cases

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30 Aug 2020

India recorded 78,761 new Coronavirus cases on Sunday which was the highest reported single-day increase by any nation since the pandemic started.

With the country trying to revive its economy by easing the lockdown measures, India’s COVID-19 cases continue to grow at a record pace.

This pushed the nationwide tally to 3,542,733 confirmed cases, with 765,302 active.

The Health Ministry said that the country has recorded 63,498 deaths while nearly 2,713,933 patients have been recovered.

However, the ministry said that. The country’s recovery rate has reached 76.47% while its case fatality rate has seen a continuous decline and is at 1.81%.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has one of the lowest cases per millions and also the lowest deaths per million when compared to the global average.

In recent weeks, the second-most populous nation in the world has seen the active cases curve flatten, while the recovery rate has been on the rise.

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