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 Worldometer. COVID-19 cases in India surpassed one lakh mark on Tuesday but the spread of infection is slower when compared to other countries.
Even countries such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, among others, that have agreeably more advanced healthcare facilities, witnessed the rise from 100 to one lakh cases in a lesser number of days when compared with India.
According to the comparison table by Worldometers, the USA, Spain, and Germany took 25, 30, and 35 days, respectively, to breach one-lakh tally. Even Italy (36), France (39), and the United Kingdom (42) were inferior to India in slowing down the spread of infection.
It is a remarkable achievement 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. India also has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rates at 3.2 percent, Union Health Dr Harsh Vardhan had said on May 12.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,01,139 on Tuesday with a single-day jump of 4,970 cases. As many as 134 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 3,163.
(With inputs from ANI)