India has topped the chart to become No. 1 in terms of coronavirus recoveries, overtaking the United States.
A press release issued by the PIB on Saturday read: “In a landmark global achievement, India has overtaken the USA and become the top country in terms of global Covid-19 recoveries.”
The Union health ministry said on on Saturday that India registered the highest ever single-day recoveries at 95,880 in the last 24 hours.
“India has reported the highest number of total recoveries with more than 42 lakh [42,08,431] Covid patients recovered and discharged,” the press release said.
“A total of 42,08,43 recoveries have been recorded…90 per cent of the new recovered cases are being reported from 16 States/UTs,” it further said.
According to the government’s data, India now accounts for close to 19 per cent of the total global recoveries.