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India breaches Canada’s Coronavirus tally, becomes 12th worst-affected country

The number of Coronavirus cases has increased and crossed the 70,000 mark on Tuesday; India has now become the 12th most affected country in the world.

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the number of Coronavirus cases stand at 74,281 in the countr74, 281 in the country and around 2,415 people have died due to the disease.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), India has crossed  Canada’s tally  which has 69,156 Coronavirus cases and India is just below China now where the disease originated in December last year.

As China has 84,451 Coronavirus cases and 4,644 deaths related to the disease, according to (WHO). With more than 1.2 million Covid-19 positive cases and over 78,000 deaths the United States tops the tally. Spain, Russia, the UK, Italy, France, Brazil, Germany, Turkey and Iran are above China in the list.

India has reported 3,604 Coronavirus cases and 89 deaths in the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8 am according to the Health Ministry. On Tuesday with 13 deaths Delhi has recorded highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day which took the total toll in the city state to 86.

The doubling time of Covid-19 cases has now improved to 12.2 days in the country from 10.9 days said by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

Vardhan said that the fatality rate is 3.2 per cent while the recovery rate is progressively increasing and stands at 31.74 per cent.

The minister said that the capacity of testing has increased to 1 lakh tests per day with 347 government laboratories and 137 private labs.

 –Davinder Panesar, NMTV News


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