coronavirus update indiaas on : 07 July 2020 04:36 GMT+5:30
Coronavirus: India Now Becomes 5th Worst Hit Nation, Overtakes Spain
India with around 2,44,000 cases, only has US, Brazil, Russia, and the UK ahead of it in the worst affected nation.
Coronavirus: India Now Becomes 5th Worst Hit Nation, Overtakes Spain (file image)
NEW DELHI: Out of the worst affected nations of the world, India has ranked fifth, after surpassing Spain on Saturday. India reported around 2,44,000 cases, as it surpassed COVID-19 epicentre Spain, which had 2,40,978 cases. Now, only the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK have more cases than India.
India had reported 9,887 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and was considered to be as one-day spike so far. There has been a minor fall in recovery rate compared to Friday, from 48.27 per cent to 48.20 per cent. The number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours is 294, taking the total in India to 6,642.
India had surpassed one of the biggest sufferers of the disease, Italy in terms of total cases. As reported by America's Johns Hopkins University Friday midnight showed India at 2,35,769 and Italy at 2,34,531. Even after improving having a good recovery rate, India still has more than 1 lakh active cases. The cases have been rising sharply, by 8,000 or more, for several days now.
Among the worst affected states of the nation, Maharashtra is on top in terms of total confirmed cases, active cases, recoveries and deaths. The national capital, Delhi is at the second place in terms of active cases, though it is third after Tamil Nadu in terms of total cases. In terms of fatalities, Gujarat is ranked second, followed by Delhi at the third place.
On Saturday, the nation's worst-affected state of the nation, Maharashtra had reported 2,739 cases and 120 deaths, taking its total to 82,968. Tamil Nadu today reported 1,458 coronavirus cases. The national capital, Delhi has now 1320 cases reported in 24 hours, has a total of 27,654 cases.
Last month, the centre had extended the lockdown till June 30. The centre had called it a phased plan to unlock India as it opened malls, hotels, restaurants and places of worship can open on June 8 except in containment zones. Under unlock 1, the restrictions on the movement of people and goods between states had been removed, The government had however stayed night curfew, but the timings were changed to 9 pm-5 am from the existing 7 pm-7 am.