India's COVID-19 case tally on Wednesday, 23 September, crossed the 56-lakh mark with a spike of 83,347 new cases and 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours. Meanwhile, India has the world's highest recovered cases, contributing 19.5 percent to global recoveries, the Health Ministry said.
The Delhi government on Tuesday said it will challenge the High Court’s order staying reservation of 80 percent ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals.
India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said at a briefing on Tuesday, adding that daily recoveries have exceeded new cases being reported for the last four days. "We get swayed by the narrative that India has over 50 lakh cases, but we forget that nearly 45 lakh people have already recovered," Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was quoted as saying.
- Globally, over 31.3 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded so far, with the death toll standing at over 9,65,000
- The Delhi government has said it will challenge the High Court’s order staying reservation of 80 percent ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals
- 3,816 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi take the tally up to over 2.53 lakh
- India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said at a briefing on 22 September
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.
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.
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.
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.
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