New Delhi: India has overtaken USA and become the top country in terms of global Covid-19 recoveries, the government said on Saturday even as the overall tally of Covid-19 cases reached 53,14,197 and more than 42 lakh people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country till now.

A record 95,885 people recovered and discharged from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, as India’s total case count breached 53 lakh mark with 93,337 new infections today, the Health Ministry data shows. Globally, India is the second worst-hit country by the pandemic. New recovered cases, about 60 percent are being reported from five states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.