India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 3 million

August 23, 2020 0 By FM

With over 69,239 individuals reported as COVID-19 positive on Saturday, the caseload of the nation went past the 3 million mark reaching 30,43,426. The death toll from the disease stands at 56,866, while 22,80,566 people have recuperated in the country so far pushing the recovery rate to 74.90 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in India is about 75% as of now, while the mortality rate is one of the lowest at 1.87% in the world, reported Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,52,92,220 samples have been tested up to August 22, with 8,01,147 samples being tested on Saturday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the global COVID-19 caseload stands at 22,998,346. The US has the most number of cases at 56,28,070 followed by Brazil at 35,32,330. India is in the third position.