By Dikhya Mohanty
According to Worldometer, now India has surpassed Russia to become the third worst-hit country by the Coronavirus pandemic. With a big single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases, India’s tally is now close to 7 lakh mark.
The US is the worst-hit country with over three million infected and 1,32,000 dead, followed by Brazil that has over 1.5 million infected and has reported over 64,000 deaths.
Russia, now followed by India has reported 6,84,000 infections and over 10,000 deaths while the virus-related fatalities have reached 19,699.
With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 4,24,432 in the country, while one patient has migrated. According to the data, there are 2,53,287 active coronavirus cases in the country.
Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with a total number of active cases at 83,311 and a death toll of 8,671. It has recorded a single-day surge in cases of about 7,000 cases, maintaining its streak of over 6,000 reported on Sunday, a couple of days after Unlock 2.0.
The other states like Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh. Karnataka and West Bengal have recorded their highest single-day jump in cases.
The Unlock has opened up many activities, allowing movement of people from one place to another. And now, is also working on reopening hotels and restaurants in many states. Even authorities in Uttar Pradesh has now allowed big events and gatherings to resume, with social distancing norms.
Now with the less number of testing in India, it has emerged as of the worst-hit nation, then it would only grow if testing is increased across the nation.