New Delhi: India has now taken the third spot in the list of nations worst hit by coronavirus after it recorded more than 6.9 lakh cases on Sunday evening, according to data from state governments.
With this, India, surpassed Russia, which had 6.8 lakh as per America’s Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
India is now preceded only by Brazil and the US. Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and the US has more than 28 lakh.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by COVID-19 pandemic, reported over 2.06 lakh cases. At least 6,555 new coronavirus cases were detected in the last 24 hours. The state reported 151 deaths today, taking the fatalities in the death toll to 8,822.
Tamil Nadu became the second state in India to confirm over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. With 4,150 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu’s total number of confirmed coronavirus patients surged to 1,11,151, according to the state health department.
Delhi’s COVID-19 tally inched towards the grim milestone of 1 lakh today. At least 2,244 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the capital stood at 99,444. Delhi will be the third state in the country to record more than one lakh COVID-19 cases after Maharashtra and Chennai.