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.