India Beats Iran And Takes It’s Spot As The Tenth Worst Affected Country By Coronavirus Pandemic


On Monday, India entered the list of ten worst affected countries of COVID19 after recording the biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections the fourth consecutive day.

In the last 24 hours, India recorded 6,977 new cases. The latest spike has taken the country’s tally to 1,38,845 and the death toll to 4,021, pushing the country to the 10th spot on the list of worst-hit nations. The United States remains the worst-hit country in the world, followed by Brazil. Apparently, India is feared to be mimicking the COVID19 curve of Brazil. India took over Iran’s spot and became the 10th biggest hotspot of coronavirus infection worldwide.

The country where the novel coronavirus cases first started, China, is now on the 14th place in the list of worst hit countries.

As per the Union Health Ministry, a total 154 deaths were reported in 24 hours till 8am on Monday. The death toll in the nation has crossed the 4000-mark.

The worst affected state in the country, Maharashtra, recorded the biggest spike in daily COVID-19 count on Sunday. The number of COVID-19 count went past 50,000 in the state. The number of fatalities in the state spiked to 1,635.

After Maharashtra, it’s neighbour, Gujarat, is the second most affected state in the country. The number of COVID-19 cases reached 14,000 in Gujarat. About 394 new cases were detected in last 24 hours. With 29 new fatalities, the toll spiked to 858.

Tamil Nadu is the worst affected southern state of the country. It continued to add over 700 coronavirus cases even on Sunday. About 50% of the total coronavirus cases — 8,324 patients were discharged from the hospital after recovery in Tamil Nadu.

Delhi registered 508 new coronavirus cases on in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases have reached 13,418.

However, the recovery rate has improved significantly in the country. More than 41% of cases have been successfully cured so far. The Ministry release quoted, “The testing capacity has been increased in both, and as on date, around 1,50,000 tests can be conducted every day.”