India Crosses China’s COVID-19 Tally, fatality rate better than China’s

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New Delhi, 16 May 2020: India has registered 85,215 Coronavirus cases, data from the health ministry showed on Friday, crossing the COVID-19 tally of China where the virus emerged late last year. India now is ranked 11th in the world in terms of Coronavirus cases. Apart from this, more than 2700 people have also died. In the last 24 hours, the number of Corona patients in the country has increased rapidly.

According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, a total of 85,940 cases have been reported in the country till 8 am on Saturday (May 16). Out of this, 53,035 patients are currently being treated in hospitals, while 30,153 patients have been cured. At the same time, 2752 patients have died in the country from Corona. In the last 24 hours, 3970 cases have been reported in the country. A total of 103 people have died during this period.

In China, less than 100 people are now undergoing treatment for COVID-19, even though some new cases have emerged in the eastern city of Wuhan – the epicentre of the deadly virus. China has 4,633 deaths due to COVID-19 but more than 78,000 have been discharged after recovery.

In India, more people tested positive for the deadly virus infection on Friday from Kashmir to Kerala and from Karnataka to Bihar, even as authorities talked about greater relaxations in the fourth phase of the lockdown beginning Monday to contain economic costs of the pandemic.