New Delhi: In a landmark achievement, India has overtaken USA to become the top country in terms of global COVID-19 recoveries.
India has reported the highest number of total recoveries with more than 42 lakh (42,08,431) COVID-19 patients recovered and discharged so far, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement on Saturday.
Some 41 lakh people have recovered in the US so far.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) September 19, 2020
India now accounts for close to 19% of the total global recoveries. This has strongly pushed the national Recovery Rate to nearly 80% (79.28%), which is the highest in the world.
The ministry credited the country’s high recovery rate to the Central government-led “focused, calibrated, responsive and effective measures of early identification through high and aggressive testing, prompt surveillance and tracking coupled with standardised high quality clinical care have together resulted in this global achievement”.