Update: India's COVID-19 Count Nears 12-Lakh Mark, Recovery Rate At 63.13%

With a spike of 37,374 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, India's tally stood barely short of 7,000 cases to reach 12-Lakh mark, government data showed. With 6,488 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total fatalities climbed to 28,732.

India also registered highest ever recoveries of 28,472 in a single day, taking the number of patients who have recovered to 7,53,050. This has strongly boosted the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients to 63.13 per cent, the Health Ministry said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched India as a land of opportunities for US investors and said the partnership between the two nations can play an important role in helping the world bounce back faster after the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi saw too much focus on efficiency and optimisation as a pitfall for the global economy and said improved domestic manufacturing together with healthy financial systems and diversified international trade was the answer to the shocks triggered by COVID-19.

"India offers many more opportunities. We have what is needed to power the global economic recovery," he said.

Artical - Akash Yadav