Coronavirus: India second largest country to conduct COVID-19 tests after US, says Trump
First Published 28, Aug 2020, 12:49 PM
Trump, in his acceptance speech which re-nominated him as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, said that the US has conducted 40 million more tests than the next closest nation which is India
President Donald Trump has said that the US has conducted the highest number of COVID-19 tests, much more than any other country with India being the second largest.
Trump, in his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention which re-nominated him as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, said that the US has conducted 40 million more tests than the next closest nation which is India.
"We developed a wide array of effective treatments, including a powerful antibody treatment known as convalescent plasma," he said on Thursday night.
"You saw that on Sunday night when we announced that we'll save thousands and thousands of lives. Thanks to advances, we have pioneered the fatality rate. And you look at it and you look at the numbers, it has been reduced by 80% since April," Trump said.
Trump delivered his speech to a group of over 1,000 supporters on the South Lawn of the White House. Many did not wear face masks and were seated close together.
The US is among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country anywhere in the world, Trump said.
In recent months, the United States and the world has been hit by the once-in-a-century pandemic that China allowed to spread around the globe.
"They could have stopped it but they allowed it to come out. We are grateful to be joined tonight by several of our incredible nurses and first responders. Please stand and accept our profound thanks and gratitude," he said.
More than 180,000 people have died from the coronavirus pandemic since the start of the outbreak in the US, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Nearly 5.8 million cases have also been confirmed nationwide, making America the worst-hit country in the world after the disease emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan last year.
According to the India's Union health ministry data, India's COVID-19 tally stands at 33,87,500 while the death toll is at 61,529.
A cumulative total of 3,94,77,848 samples have been tested up to August 27 with 9,01,338 samples being tested on Thursday in India, according to the ministry's data.