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Now, India is second worst-hit country by COVID-19 pandemic


India on Monday officially surpassed Brazil to become the second worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic. India’s case tally touched 42.04 lakh on Monday, whereas Brazil’s tally stands at 41.37 lakh.

Thus, India now is only behind the United States in terms of total coronavirus cases reported till date.

So far, over 2.71 crore people have been found infected with the deadly virus. Of it, over 8.83 lakh people have succumbed to the viral infection.

10 worst-hit countries in terms of COVID-19 cases

According to the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Centre, the US occupies the top position with 62.76 lakh cases. It is followed by India with 42.04 lakh cases. Brazil comes third with 41.37 lakh cases followed by Russia with 10.22 lakh.

Peru is on the fifth spot with 6.89 lakh cases followed by Colombia with 6.66 lakh cases. South Africa is on the seventh spot with 6.38 lakh cases, followed by Mexico with 6.34 lakh cases. Spain has 4.98 lakh cases, whereas Argentina is at the bottom of the list with 4.78 lakh cases.

10 worst-hit countries in terms of COVID-19 deaths

The United States is at the top of the list with 1.88 lakh deaths. Brazil comes second with 1.26 lakh cases followed by India with 71,642 deaths. Mexico has 67,558 deaths, whereas the UK has 41,640 deaths so far.

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Italy has reported 35,541 deaths followed by France’s 30,730 deaths and Peru’s 29,838 deaths. Similarly, Spain has reported 29,418 deaths followed by 22,293 deaths in Iran.

90,802 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that 90,802 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 42.04 lakh.

It is the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in India since the pandemic began. The second-highest surge of over 90,632 cases was reported on September 6. It is followed by 86,432 cases reported on September 5.

71,642 deaths due to coronavirus

Also, 1,016 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 71,642. Notably, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 900 for the past many days. However, it dipped below the 900-mark on September 1. Previously, it had crossed the 1,000-mark on September 6.


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