India Has Highest Number of Recovered COVID Cases, Total Over 56 L

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Medics prepare to collect samples for swab tests from a COVID-19 mobile testing van, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Ramakrishna Mission area in New Delhi, Saturday, May 2, 2020.

India on Wednesday, 23 September, reported 83,347 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 56,46,011. The death toll increased by 1,085 to 90,020. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 9,68,377 active cases across the country, while 45,87,613 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated earlier.

The ministry has pointed out that India has the highest number of recovered cases in the world, contributing 19,5 percent to global recoveries.

  • Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi, passed away on Wednesday. The BJP leader had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier
  • Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has been admitted to the LNJP Hospital after he complained of fever and low oxygen levels
  • Saudi Arabia has suspended travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina due to COVID-19
  • Globally, over 31.6 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded so far, with the death toll standing at over 9,71,000
7:15 AM , 23 Sep

India's Testing Capacity Surges to More Than 12 Lakh Daily Tests

India's testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakh daily tests. More than 6.5 crore total tests have been conducted across the country. Higher testing leads to early identification of positive cases. As evidence has revealed, the positivity rate will fall, the Health Ministry reported.

8:08 AM , 23 Sep

No Guarantee Any COVID Vaccine in Development Will Work: WHO Chief

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is no guarantee any COVID-19 vaccine in ‘development will work’. In a virtual address, Ghebreyesus also said that almost 200 COVID vaccines are in clinical & pre-clinical testing.

“We have no guarantee that any single vaccine in development will work. The more candidates we test, the higher the chance we will have a safe and efficacious vaccine. Almost 200 vaccines for COVID-19 are currently in clinical & pre-clinical testing. The history of vaccine development tells us that some will fail and some will succeed,” said Ghebreyesus.

9:25 AM , 23 Sep

India's COVID Tally Crosses 56 Lakh-Mark

India's COVID-19 case tally on Wednesday crossed 56-lakh mark with a spike of 83,347 new cases and 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours.

The total case tally stands at 5,646,011 including 9,68,377 active cases, 45,87,614 cured/discharged/migrated and 90,020 deaths, data from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare showed on Wednesday.

India Has Highest Number of Recovered COVID Cases, Total Over 56 L
11:23 AM , 23 Sep

India Has Highest Recovered Cases Globally

89,746 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours, whereas new confirmed cases stand at 83,347. Total recoveries are 45,87,613, making the recovery rate 81.25 percent. India has world's highest recovered cases, contributing 19.5 percent to global recoveries, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Published: 23 Sep 2020, 7:24 AM IST