The Union health ministry on Monday (June 22) said India has reported one of the lowest number of coronavirus cases per lakh population in the world and continues to extend the gap between recovered and active cases.
The ministry’s statement comes on a day when the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that Sunday (June 21) reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 1,83,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.
Citing WHO’s report, the ministry said, “India’s cases per lakh population are 30.04 while the global average is more than its triple at 114.67.”
As per the report, the US has 671.24 cases per lakh population while Germany, Spain, and Brazil have registered 583.88, 526.22, and 489.42 cases respectively.
“This low figure is thus a testimony to the graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach the Government of India along with the States/UTs took for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19,” the ministry said in a release.
On Monday, the country added 14,821 new COVID-19 cases pushing the infection tally to 4,25,282, while the death toll rose to 13,699 with 445 new fatalities, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The country registered over 10,000 cases for the 11th day in a row. The number of recoveries also continued to surge with 2,37,195 patients cured so far, while there were 1,74,387 active cases and one patient migrated to another country, according to the updated official figures at 8 am.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 9,440 COVID-19 patients have recovered, taking the recovery rate to 55.77 per cent, officials said.
The country’s recovery rate, the ratio of the number of patients recovered to the number of patients infected, also went up a bit to 55.77% after Sunday’s 55.48%.