Coronavirus cases: India overtakes Spain, 5th highest in world
NEW DELHI: India’s total Covid-19 caseload went past Spain’s on Saturday to become the fifth largest in the world, on a day when fresh infections in the country crossed 10,000 for the first time. As many as 297 deaths were reported, the highest single-day toll from the virus so far.
India’s tally of coronavirus cases stood at 2,46,549 late on Saturday night, having overtaken Spain’s count of 2.41,310 during the course of the day. Now, only the US (19,06,060 cases), Brazil (6,14,941), Russia (4,58,102) and the UK (2,86,294) have recorded higher number of cases.
As cases continue to surge — 10,434 fresh infections were recorded on Saturday — India can take solace from the fact that the death toll is far lower than Brazil, Spain and the UK at the same stage of cases.
India’s daily count of Covid-19 cases crossed the five-digit on Saturday, going past the previous highest of 9,651 recorded on Thursday. Even the death toll was higher by two cases than the previous peak of 295, recorded just a day earlier, as per data collated from state governments. With this, India has reported 6,939 deaths from the virus, translating to a case fatality rate of 2.8%.
While Maharashtra yet again reported by far the highest number of cases at 2,739, at least nine states recorded their biggest single-day surges till date. These were Tamil Nadu (1,458 new cases), Bengal (435), Haryana (355), Assam (244, going by the difference in total cases in 24 hours), Jharkhand (106), Andhra Pradesh (210), Telangana (206), Odisha (173) and Goa (71).
New infections also continued to remain high particularly in Delhi, which reported 1,320 cases, Gujarat (498), Karnataka (378), Uttar Pradesh (382), Bihar (233), Rajasthan (253), Madhya Pradesh (232) and Kerala (108).
Maharashtra recorded 120 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, its second highest toll in a day so far. The highest deaths reported so far in a day were 139, on Friday. Of the 120 deaths, 58 were in Mumbai, the city’s highest fatalities for a day; its toll so far is 1,577.
The day’s death toll was high in Delhi, where 53 fatalities were reported by the state government, Gujarat (29), Tamil Nadu (19), Bengal (17), Madhya Pradesh (15), Rajasthan (13), UP (11) and Telangana (10).
we are racing towards no.1 spot
completely a fail government
Less test, less corona.
Test should be stopped completely so that corona is under control in June and present government can beat it's drum.
Self boasting has been the hallmark of this govt
Fake news. India is top of the list already. Lack of testing shows india with low numbers.
Hiding Figures not going to help. Actions are needed to control the situation. Modi is busy in self promotion.
Modi Media is genius in lying. Modi Government is genius in hiding figures. What a great Government
proudest moment for India and especially to BJP government. congratulations.
very soon we will be in top 1.
Make the Kerala CM the prime minister of India during the pandemic period. See how he flattened the curve in Kerala
Where is Modi? Gone to do yoga in the Himalayas?