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India overtakes Italy to become 6th worst-hit country with over 2.36 lakh COVID-19 cases

India overtakes Italy to become 6th worst-hit country with over 2.36 lakh COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases registered in India on Saturday increased to 2,36,657 after the country registered 9,887 cases in the last 24 hours, show fresh data on the health ministry’s website. Out of the total number of registered cases in India, 1,15,942 are active while 1,14,073 people have recovered after getting infected. Meanwhile, the updated data on the health ministry’s website also suggests that there have been 294 deaths in the past 24 hours. With the fresh increase, India’s death toll now stands at 6,642. India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins data, the US has the most number of infected people in the world with more than 1.8 million Covid-19 cases. The US has 18,80,703 infections and 1,08,496 deaths. Of these, 485,002 people have been cured of the infection.

Maharashtra saw a slight dip in daily fresh cases from the previous day. As many as 2,436 people diagnosed positive with coronavirus infection. The state's COVID-19 tally crossed the grim milestone of 80,000-mark. The death toll rose to 2,849. Mumbai alone reported 54 deaths, highest single-day toll so far.

Gujarat saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 count as over 500 people had tested positive in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 patients in the state stood at 19,094.

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