The nationwide tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases crossed the 2-lakh mark with almost one lakh people testing positive for the dreaded virus infection in the last 15 days. Cases jumped by 8,909 over 24 hours in one of the highest single-day spikes, taking the tally to 207,615, the health ministry said.
India is now the seventh-worst hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy, according to the WHO’s coronavirus tracker.
Italy, with 2.33 lakh cases is in the sixth slot. The US with more than 18 lakh cases, is the nation worst hit by the virus, followed by Brazil, with more than 5.2 lakh. Among the states, Maharashtra remains the nation’s coronavirus hotspot with more than 70,000 cases.
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