MoE to hold first semester final exam remotely    Recovery rate improves as new coronavirus infections drop    Riyadh Region Governor Receives Lebanese Ambassador    The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception, Destruction of Bomb-Laden UAV Launched by Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia Toward the Kingdom    King Fahd Port Achieves Increase in Total Products by 5% During September 2020    Monshaat, Community Jameel discuss ways to support SMEs in Saudi Arabia    SABIC reports Q3 net profit of SR1.09 billion    Emirates Post issues stamp to mark start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Plant    Japan expects record low number of newborn babies for 2020    Closure of the October 2020 Issuance under the Saudi Arabian Government SAR-denominated Sukuk Program    Philippines Evacuates Nearly 1,800 as Tropical Storm Molave Approaches    Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Calls On International Community to Ensure Using Space for Peaceful Purposes    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Austria on National Day    Weather Forecast for Sunday    Dubai Crown Prince launches AED500 million economic stimulus package    Five defamed after convicted of crime of commercial concealment Three citizens, two expats sentenced for running a fast food restaurant in Riyadh    SAMA to Commemorate Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency by Introducing SR20 Denomination Banknote    UN expresses hope ‘new opportunities' will arise from Sudan's recognition of Israel    The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception, Destruction of Bomb-Laden UAV Launched by Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia Toward the Kingdom    Zakat Fund launches ‘Smile of Hope' Project to support kids with cancer in Bahrain    Shahid Alam named new Indian consul general    Jordan Condemns Continued Publishing Cartoons, Insulting Noble Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him    Polish President Duda infected with coronavirus WHO warns hospitals struggling as COVID-19 surge in Europe continues    Philipsen claims first podium at Vuelta España    CSG, Deccan Knights, Makkah Eagles, ARM triumph in Ace Travel Saudi Cup event Usman (120), Naseer (84 & 5 for 44), Bilal (79), Nazeer (75), Mohsin (74), Malik (66) shine    Plan to make vaccinations compulsory for birth certificate    Global AI Summit 2nd Day Witnesses Establishment of 3 Strategic Partnerships    Sharjah Film Platform to feature over 60 films    Combining the love of football with humor on Twitter    Dubai Sports Council, UEFA discuss mutual cooperation    Arab world's modern-day cultural pioneers, intellectuals to convene at SIBF 2020    MoH Marks World Osteoporosis Day 2020    Saudi man accused of harassing foreign wife asked to be produced before court Court allows divorce, custody of children by mother    Saudi Arabia leading GCC entries in 10th annual ‘Moments' competition    Man United, Liverpool in talks to join new European super league    KSrelief, IMC, Sign Memorandum of Cooperation    Napoli blast four goals as they thumped Atlanta 4-1    VAR foils Liverpool in derby draw with Everton    Ithra to Launch 3rd Creativity Season (Tanween)    MoH Calls on Groups of Patients to Postpone Umrah Performance    Red Sea International Film Festival Announces a New Short Film Competition    S. P. Bala, legendary Indian singer, dead at 74    Happy National Day 90    Every work has its fruits, so choose wisely    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Addresses Citizens and Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

India overtakes US in global corona recoveries
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 19 - 09 - 2020

India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 5.3 million-mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases in last 24 hours, data released by the health ministry on Saturday morning showed. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases. The country also witnessed 1,247 deaths during the 24-hour period, it said.
With record 95,885 recoveries, India has overtaken the United States to record the highest coronavirus recoveries in the world, the health ministry tweeted. According to the latest data, more than 4.2 million people have beaten COVID-19 in the country till now. Some 4.1million people have recovered in the US.
The ministry credited the country's high recovery rate (79.28 percent) — the highest in the world — to the Central government-led "focused, calibrated, responsive and effective measures of early identification through high and aggressive testing, prompt surveillance and tracking coupled with standardised high quality clinical care have together resulted in this global achievement".
In the central state of Rajasthan, seven deaths and 813 new coronavirus cases were reported. Two deaths were reported from Hanumangarh while Ajmer, Banswara, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Sikar reported one death each, taking the total number of fatalities in the state to 1,315, according to an official report.
In the northeastern state of Sikkim, three ministers of the Prem Singh Tamang government and two BJP MLAs have tested positive for COVID-19.
All legislators and staff of the state legislative assembly were tested for COVID-19 on Friday as a precautionary measure ahead of the proposed one-day assembly session on Monday.
Delhi has been witnessing a "downward trend" in the COVID-19 positivity rate, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
"The positivity rate was 6.76 percent on Friday. It has remained below 7 percent in the last two-three days. Last week, it was around 8 percent," he said.
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,631 on Saturday as 27 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Twenty-three infections were detected during contact tracing, while four new patients have travel history, he said.
The nascent southern state of Telangana added 2,123 new cases, pushing the total infection count to 1,69,169, while death toll rose to 1,025 with nine more fatalities.
Out of the 2,123 fresh cases, 305 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by Rangareddy (185), Medchal Malkajgiri (149), Nalgonda (135), Karimnagar (112) and other districts, a state government bulletin said. — Agencies

Clic here to read the story from its source.