COVID-19 : With over 85000 cases India now the 11th worst affected country, surpasses China’s Tally


Bhubaneswar: India has surpassed China as the world’s 11th worst Corona affected country as the total number of cases rise to   84000 as compared to 84000 of China.

As per the latest data released by the Health Ministry, India’s total cases rose to 85940 by Saturday morning. The total number includes 53035 active cases and 2752 deaths while 30152 people have been recovered from the deadly infection and one person has migrated.

With 2233 recoveries in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate has crossed the 35 percent mark Meanwhile the country has reported 103 deaths in the last 24 hours keeping the death rate has remained stable at 3.2 per cent.

While India’s total number of confirmed cases rose to 85940 on Saturday,  China has officially reported 84038 cases including 4637 deaths so far.

According to the data released by US-based John Hopkins University, China has officially reported 84038 cases including 4637 deaths.

While, India has surpassed China’s tally in terms of confirmed cases, the latter’s death rate is quit high as compared to India.

The Union home ministry is likely to announce on the 4th phase lockdown today. While the current phase of lockdown will end tomorrow ( Sunday), several states including Maharastra, Punjab, Telangana and West Bengal had requested to the centre for extension of the restriction period.

Worldwide confirmed cases cross 45 lakh mark

Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 45.42 lakh which includes more than 3.07 lakh deaths. The USA has remained as the worst affected country with 14.43 lakh confirmed cases and 87,559 deaths. The USA is followed by Russia with 2.62 lakh confirmed cases but only 2418 deaths and UK with 2.38 lakh cases and 34000 deaths.

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