India overtook Brazil on Monday to have the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world at 37,80,107, according to Johns Hopkins University.
According to data, 19,625,959 people have recovered from coronavirus infection worldwide, while the total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 29,006,033 and the total number of deaths reported worldwide is 9.24,105.
Johns Hopkins University, which has compiled COVID-19 data from around the world, ranks India number one in terms of the number of recovered coronavirus cases with 37,80,107, followed by Brazil with 37.23,206 cases and the US in 24,51,406 cases.
According to the Union Ministry of Health, India’s recovery rate has hit 78 percent due to the increasing number of high recoveries per day.
“Approximately 77,512 patients have been discharged in the past 24 hours. The total number of recovered cases is 37,80,107. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is steadily widening. This has touched nearly 28 lakh (27,93,509) today,” according to the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The ministry went on to say that Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have recorded around 60 percent of the total recovered COVID-19 cases.
The total number of active coronavirus cases in India is 9,86,598 as of this writing, while the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is 48,46,427.