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India becomes world’s second worst-hit country by coronavirus

India Becomes World’s Second Worst-Hit Country By Coronavirus

NEW DELHI – Coronavirus infections in the South Asian subregion surpassed the grim 15 million mark over the weekend, while India reported a record increase on Monday to overtake Brazil as the second country most affected by the pandemic in the world.
India reported a record 168,912 Covid-19 infections overnight, Health Ministry data showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second worst-hit country in the world by the coronavirus.
India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil’s 13.45 million cases, according to data compiled by Reuters.
The United States leads the world ranking with 31.2 million cases.
Deaths in India stood at 904, bringing the total to 170,179, according to the data.
Meanwhile, the nation’s capital on Sunday recorded 10,732 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day peak since the pandemic began early last year, as there were 48 more deaths, according to the Delhi health bulletin.
The previous highest one-day peak of 8,593 cases was reported on November 11, 2020 in the third wave.
Delhi had reported 7,897 new cases on Saturday and 8,521 on Friday. However, the number of samples tested on Saturday was also less.
According to the bulletin, the daily positivity rate was 9.43%, while the number of recoveries stood at 5,158.
With the new cases, Delhi’s Covid total has reached 725,197, including 679,573 patients who have recovered so far, while the cumulative positivity rate has been reported at 4.66 percent.
The number of active cases stands at 34,341, of which 17,093 are in isolation at home, while the toll has risen to 11,283.

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