India's Virus Recovery Rate Reaches Landmark 90%: Govt
Gulf Today|October 26, 2020
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India's Virus Recovery Rate Reaches Landmark 90%: Govt
India’s cases keep downturn with 50,000 infections with 62,077 people recovering in the last 24 hours; festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surge, says expert
Ashraf Padanna

India’s rate of recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has touched 90% with 62,077 people recovering in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Sunday.

This took the total recoveries to 7,078,123, it added.

“India records a new Milestone: Recovery Rate touches 90.00%. 62,077 have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 50,129,” the ministry wrote on Twitter.

It added in a statement that the achievement is matched by the downward spiral of the total active cases, which are maintained below the seven lakh-mark for the third consecutive day.

The record recoveries are logged on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the changed festive scenario in the country.

In his Mann ki Baat address, Modi spoke about the pandemic forcing us to stay indoors at that time of year when streets would usually be the most crowded.

He, however, stressed on the need to continue to take precautionary measures in the fight against the deadly virus.

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