From 100 to 1 lakh COVID-19 cases in 64 days, India ahead of USA, UK in slowing down infection spread


New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 cases climbed from 100 to one lakh in 64 days, which is more than twice the number of days when compared to the United States and Spain, as per statistics by Worldometers.

Worldometers, run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers, gives live world statistics on population and disease count, among others.

India’s COVID-19 count breached the one lakh mark on Tuesday but the spread of infection is slower when compared to other countries taken into consideration by Worldometers.

Countries like Germany, France, United Kingdom, among others, which have more advanced healthcare facilities, saw the jump from 100 to one lakh cases in lesser number of days when compared with India.

According to the comparison table by Worldometers, USA, Spain, and Germany took 25, 30 and 35 days, respectively, for crossing the one-lakh tally.

Even Italy (36), France (39) and United Kingdom (42) lose out to India when it comes to slowing down the spread of infection in the country.

The feat is remarkable considering India’s population is the second-largest in the world, next only to China, and it edges out to the USA, which has the third-highest population by over a billion men and women.

India also has one of the lowest mortality rates due to the infection at 3.2 per cent, Union Health Dr Harsh Vardhan had said on May 12.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,01,139 today with a single-day jump of 4,970 cases. As many as 134 deaths were reported due to the disease in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 3,163. (ANI)