US President Donald Trump has said that India is having a “tremendous problem” in combating COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump said compared to bigger countries like India and China, the US is doing “very well”.
He said China is also registering a “massive flare-up” in coronavirus infections.
“I think we’re doing very well. I think that we have done as well as any nation. If you really look, if you take a look at what’s going on, especially now with all these flare-ups and nations that they were talking about,” President Trump told reporters at a news conference.
As such, compared to larger countries, the US is doing much better in the fight against the coronavirus, he said.
“Don’t forget, we’re much bigger— other than India and China. China is having a massive flare-up right now. India has a tremendous problem. Other countries have problems,” he said in response to a question.
US worst-hit country from COVID-19 pandemic
The US is the worst-hit country from the pandemic with over 4.7 million cases and more than 155,000 deaths. The US has tested over 60 million people for coronavirus.
“No other country is even close to that. We’ve tested 60 million people – in many cases about 50 percent. Now rapid-fire, meaning five to 15 to 20-minute tests where you get the results almost immediately. Nobody has anything like that. Nobody. And I think we’re just doing very well,” he said.
India has over 18.55 lakh COVID-19 cases, 39k deaths
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday informed that 52,050 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 18.55 lakh.
The COVID-19 case count had crossed the 17 lakh-mark on Sunday. The daily surge in coronavirus cases continues to remain above the 50,000-mark for the past six days.
The death toll due to coronavirus in the country crossed the 38,000-mark on Monday and is nearing the 39,000-mark on Tuesday. The death toll currently stands at 38,938. Notably, 803 people have succumbed to the viral infection in the past 24 hours.
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