India becomes fifth worst-affected by COVID-19, surpasses Spain

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Published: June 7,2020 02:40 PM
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June 7, 2020: With the total number of COVID-19 cases rising to 2, 46,622 in the country, India on Sunday has become the fifth worst coronavirus-hit country in the world,

June 7, 2020: With the total number of COVID-19 cases rising to 2, 46,622 in the country, India on Sunday has become the fifth worst coronavirus-hit country in the world, surpassing Spain's tally in terms of cases.



However, India is still far behind in number of fatalities caused by the disease. While Italy has recorded 33,774 deaths due to Covid-19, Spain has seen 27,134 fatalities, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) data. In India, the COVID-19 death toll stands at 6,642.



According to the Union Health Ministry, India registered a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases and 294 deaths by Saturday 8 am, pushing the tally to 2, 36,657. The country registered over 9,000 cases for the third day in a row.



The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1, 15,942. A total of 1, 14,073 people have recovered with 4,611 COVID-19 patients having been cured in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.