Over 55 Lakh COVID-19 Cases in India, Highest Recoveries Globally

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India on Tuesday, 22 September, reported 75,083 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 55,62,664. The death toll increased by 1,053 to 88,935. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 9,75,861 active cases across the country, while 44,97,867 patients have been discharged, and one had earlier migrated.

India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said at a briefing on Tuesday, adding that daily recoveries have exceeded new cases being reported for the last four days. "We get swayed by the narrative that India has over 50 lakh cases, but we forget that nearly 45 lakh people have already recovered," Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was quoted as saying.

Snapshot
  • Globally, over 31.3 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded so far, with the death toll standing at over 9,65,000.
  • Phase-III of the human clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine has begun in Pune
  • The Delhi government has said it will challenge the High Court’s order staying reservation of 80 percent ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals
7:18 AM , 22 Sep

Phase-III Human Clinical Trial of Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Begins in Pune

The Phase-III human clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine, being developed by Oxford University and manufactured by Serum Institute of India, has begun in Pune, an official was quoted by PTI as saying on Monday.

10:08 AM , 22 Sep
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India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 55-Lakh Mark

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 55-lakh mark with a spike of 75,083 new cases and 1,053 deaths in last 24 hours.

The total case tally stands at 55, 62,664 including 9,75,861 active cases, 44,97,868 cured/discharged/migrated and 88,935 deaths, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

1:50 PM , 22 Sep
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PM to Hold Review Meeting With 7 High Disease Burden States Tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level virtual meeting on Wednesday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country, Hindustan Times reported. Chief ministers and health ministers of the seven states, which have a high viral case load, will attend the virtual meeting.

4:06 PM , 22 Sep

Delhi Govt to Challenge HC's Order on Reservation of ICU Beds for COVID Patients

The Delhi government on Tuesday said that it will challenge the High Court's order staying reservation of 80 percent ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals.


Published: 22 Sep 2020, 8:01 AM IST