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At the benchmark of 21,000 positive coronavirus cases, the pace of spread in India has been consistently much slower than other countries which have been severely hit.

According to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, the spreading of coronavirus in India is slower than in other countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, the spreading of coronavirus in India is slower than in other countries.University database mentioned the rate of confirmed cases and death in India is at 3.5 per cent, whereas the countries such as Belgium and the United Kingdom have a high case-fatality rate up to 14 per cent. It detailed that there are more than 10 countries which have reported the more than 20,000 positive cases, whereas India has reported 21,370 confirmed cases as of 24 April 2020. India is at the 19th position based on the rate of spreading of COVID-19 in comparison with other countries.

Similarly, an article published by The Hindu clarifies the difference between the progression of COVID-19 cases in India and 22 other nations, which have more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases. The data shows that India had reported only 17 cases over the testing of 1 million as of 24 March whereas Australia, South Korea, Italy has the maximum number of cases. Moreover, India had reported 51 cases of COVID-19 up to 3 April and 161 cases till 13 April over the testing of 1 million people, but some countries had reached more than 10,000 confirmed cases at that time.

Hence, the statistical information confirms that the progression of coronavirus in India is much slower than other affected countries.

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