Surge In COVID-19 Cases Puts India In A Spot Of Bother, Now Sixth Worst Hit Country, Goes Past Italy

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India has now become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657. It has now gone past Italy.

According to a news agency report, India’s death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 6,642 with a record increase of 294 deaths in the 24 hours till Saturday 8 am. India has registered over 9,000 cases for the third day in a row.

India is now the sixth worst-affected nation in terms of coronavirus infection cases after the United States, Brazil, Russia, Spain and the United Kindom, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1,15,942, while 1,14,072 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Union health ministry said.

“Thus, around 48.20 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.

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