Highlights: 1,865 fresh Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan; 14 more die
India has overtaken the United States, the worst-hit country globally, and become the top nation in terms of Covid-19 recoveries.
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India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) went past the 5.4 million mark and the country reported 4,303,043 recoveries so far, the Union health ministry’s data showed on Sunday. The number of active cases stood at 1,010,824 and the country’s death toll rose to 86,752, according to the health ministry’s coronavirus dashboard at 8am.
India has overtaken the United States, the worst-hit country globally, and become the top nation in terms of Covid-19 recoveries. India now accounts for close to 19% of the total global recoveries, the government has said.
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First published: Sep 20, 2020 10:09 IST