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The number of COVID-19 recovery cases is higher in India than in the U.S.

As of April 28, 2021, India has a higher rate of recovery from COVID-19, but experts have warned that the data may not be accurate.

As of April 28, 2021, 6:18 p.m. IST, the world recorded 127,613,041 recovered cases with 149,446,755 confirmed cases and 3,151,909 deaths due to COVID-19.

On April 28, 2021, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare tweeted updates on COVID-19 statistics in India. According to the data, the recorded recovered cases are 1,48,17,371(82.33%), with confirmed cases accounting up to 1,79,97,267, number of active cases being 29,78,709(16.55%) along with 2,01,187 deaths.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released a statement saying 147,827,367 vaccines have been administered as of April 27.

According to Worldometer's data, as of April 28, 2021, the number of recovered cases in the U.S. stands at 25,521,913 (77.5 percent). The number of active cases stood at 6,817,794(20.70 percent ), with 587,384 deaths.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 232,407,669 vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S as of April 27, 2021.

The methodology for tracking the cases of COVID-19 varies between organization and country. According to the data found from reliable sources, India's recovery rate is 82.3 percent, whereas the United States recovery rate is 77.5 percent.

However, vaccine administration is higher in the United States with 42.33 percent of the population than in India with 23.65 percent of the population. As per Our World in Data, India's population is 1.38 Billion, and U.S's population is 331 Million. DW, The Economist, and other media outlets have noted that the data surrounding deaths in India may not be accurate. They have said the speed at which the virus has spread could skew the reporting. As such, the claim is only partly true.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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