India contributes more than a quarter of COVID-19 cases reported globally last week: Report

Last week, India contributed more than a quarter of the total coronavirus cases reported worldwide. As per Worldometer, around 26.45% of the global coronavirus cases recorded last week were from India. The figure implies that one out of four people who tested positive for COVID-19 was from India. Out of the 17,30,610 cases reported globally last week, 4,57,869 were from India.

Source: Worldometer

Notably, India’s share in the global COVID-19 tally is increasing over the weeks. From Aug 3 to Aug 9, India reported around 22.8% of the worldwide cases, while from Aug 10 to 16, the country contributed nearly 24% of the global coronavirus caseload.

Source: Worldometer

India has been reporting around 60,000 cases on a daily basis on most days in August. It is significant to note that for most of August, India’s tally of fresh COVID-19 cases has been the highest across the globe.

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However, the number of daily recoveries in India is quite close to the number of new COVID-19 cases being reported in the country. In fact, on Aug 17, the number of recoveries exceeded the count of new coronavirus cases reported in India. The country’s recovery rate now stands at 75.92%.

Source: Worldometer

Currently, India is conducting around 10 lakh COVID-19 tests daily. India’s coronavirus case count has crossed the 31.6 lakh mark, while over 58,000 people have succumbed to the virus until now.

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