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With nearly 7 lakh cases, India surpasses Russia to become third worst-hit nation by Covid-19

With nearly seven lakh cases, India surpassed Russia to become the third worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic. Only the United States and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total Covid-19 infections, according to the Worldometer.

India has a total of 6,97,069 coronavirus cases, while the virus-related fatalities have reached 19,699, as per the latest data by the Worldometer, While Russia has 6,81,251 infections, Brazil (15,78,376 cases) and US (29,54,999 cases).

Today morning, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare kept India's tally at 6,73,165 with the highest single-day surge of nearly 25,000 cases in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll rose by 613, the highest spike in a day so far, to reach 19,268 in the country, as per the Health Ministry update.

 

The states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh. Karnataka and West Bengal recorded their highest single-day jump in cases. The worst affected Maharashtra crossed the grim milestone of two lakh Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu's tally reached 1.11 lakh and Delhi too was nearing the one lakh mark.

"During the last 24 hours, a total of 14,856 Covid-19 patients have been cured. So far, there are 1,64,268 more recovered patients than Covid-19 active cases. This takes the national recovery rate amongst Covid-19 patients to 60.77 per cent," the health ministry said.

Global Covid-19 tally tops 11.3mn

The global caseload from the deadly Covid-19 infection reached 11,371,646 on Sunday, while the fatalities mounted to 532,856 deaths worldwide. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in 213 countries and territories around the world.

The United States is the hardest-hit country with 129,676 deaths. It is followed by Brazil with 64,265, Britain with 44,198, Italy with 34,854 and Mexico with 30,336 fatalities.

With more and more cases being reported every day, scientists and researchers across the world are scrambling to develop a vaccine for the deadly Covid-19. 

Source: Times Now News

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