India’s total of COVID-19 cases rose to 2,07,615 including 1,01,497 active cases, 100,303 cured and 5,815 deaths with 8,909 new COVID-19 cases and 217 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Wednesday.
The recovery rate reached 48.19% amongst coronavirus patients, the health ministry said.
India on Tuesday became the world’s seventh country to register more than 2 lakh COVID-19 cases just a fortnight after crossing the 1-lakh mark, with over 8,000 fresh infections and 219 deaths reported due to the virus.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Annual Session 2020 on Tuesday said, “World is looking for a trusted, reliable partner; India has potential, strength, ability. India now needs to manufacture products that are made in India but made for the world.”
PM Modi said that strengthening the economy is one of the top priorities alongside fighting coronavirus.