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DATA STORY: India sees highest single-day recovery, first drop in active cases since Aug 25

With 95880 new daily recoveries, the most in a day so far, India has overtaken the US by number of cured cases and become number 1. The country's recovery rate has improved to 79.28%

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India on Saturday reported its first drop in active coronavirus cases on a net basis since August 25 — from 1,017,754 on Friday, the count of active cases reduced to 1,013,964. With an increase of 95,880 in its number of cured cases, the most in a day so far, India went past the US to become number one in terms of recovery. The count of total recovered cases reached 4,208,431, and the recovery rate inched closer to 80 per cent (at 79.28 per cent). There, however, was little relief in daily fatality figures — with 1,247 deaths in 24 hours, the

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First Published: Sep 19 2020 | 11:19 AM IST

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