India has surpassed Brazil and reached the second spot among countries worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after a surge of 90,802 fresh cases in the last 24 hours pushing the country’s tally past 42 lakh. Brazil, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), has 40.41 lakh infected people. The United States, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world with over 62.75 lakh Covid infections so far, is ahead of India with about 20 lakh more caseload.
For consecutively two days, India has registered more than 90,000 new infections on a single day. No country has recorded more than 75,000 new cases in a single day since the outbreak began. India’s testing capacity has steadily increased. However, the active cases numbers have even escalated especially in the last two weeks.
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Towards the end of the August, that testing numbers crossed the one million mark, and has remained consistent. No country has carried out more tests on a day, except the United States. About 8.82 lakh active cases are there in the country (20.9 per cent of the total cases) and the recovery rate stood at 77 per cent. Meanwhile, 71,642 deaths have been registered to date, while, a total of 32,50,429 recoveries have been made.
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