Coronavirus: Over 95,000 patients recover in 24 hours, Covid-19 tally crosses 53 lakh
New Delhi/IBNS: In a ray of light for the country of 1.3 billion amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a record 95,880 people who were infected with the virus have recovered in the last 24 hours.
42,08,431 people have so far recovered from the respiratory disease in the country so far.
India, the worst Covid-19-affected Asian country, on Saturday reported 93,337 positive cases, taking the overall tally of infections to 53,08,014.
The Covid-19 toll has touched 85,619 with 1,247 deaths reported in 24 hours between Friday and Saturday mornings.
Despite efforts to break the global cycle of panic and neglect seen throughout multiple disease outbreaks, the UN health agency chief said on Friday that the new Coronavirus has shown that the world was "woefully under prepared”.
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank set up the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) two years ago to break the cycle, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media press briefing that "reviews and reports are only as good as the recommendations that are implemented”.
"COVID-19 has shown that collectively, the world was woefully under prepared," he stated.