India reported a huge spike of 24,248 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours along with 425 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. The number of recoveries stands at 4,24,433, with 19,693 people have succumbed to the disease till now.
There have been almost 20,000 deaths in India since the first case was detected there in January. India now trails only the United States and Brazil in the number of COVID-19 cases and it has recorded eight times as many cases as China, where the virus was first identified in late 2019.
But its death rate per 10,000 people is still a low 0.15, compared with 3.97 in the United States and 6.65 in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally
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