The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said, “One in 15 individuals aged more than 10 years were estimated to be exposed to COVID-19 by August 2020.”

The ministry spokesperson further informed that the number of recovered cases in India has crossed 51 lakh, which is the highest in the world. 

During a press briefing, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said that 51 lakh COVID-19 patients have been recovered and more than 7.3 crore tests have been conducted in the country.

Adding to this, director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, Balram Bhargava said, “Since a large portion of the population is yet susceptible, prevention fatigue is to be avoided and 5T strategy (Test, Track, Trace, Treat & Technology) is to be adhered to.”

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Moreover, India’s cases per million population are amongst the lowest in the world, which stands at 4,453 for India and 4,232 for the world. India’s COVID-19 deaths per million population is also among the lowest in the world. India has 70 deaths per million population, whereas the world’s average stands at 127.

The country recorded 70,589 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, said health ministry’s data released on Tuesday. With the new cases, the country’s total virus tally has reached 6,145,292, a day after it breached the six million mark.   

India has emerged as the second-worst hit nation by COVID-19. The United States remains the worst-hit country, with over 7.1 million cases and more than 205,000 deaths, as per the tally by John Hopkins University.