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India, World’s Second Worst-Hit Country By Pandemic, Has 20% Active Cases

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India, with a population of 130 crore, has tested 4.95 crore samples so far (File)

New Delhi:

India, which has been reporting the highest number of daily COVID cases in the world for nearly a month, breached Brazil’s coronavirus tally to become the second worst-hit in the world by the coronavirus pandemic on Monday. With a record daily spike of 90,802 on Monday, the country’s tally passed 42 lakh, the Health Ministry data showed.

There are about 8.82 lakh active cases of coronavirus in the country – 20.9 per cent of the total cases and the recovery rate is at 77 per cent Monday morning. The United States, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, has over 62.75 lakh COVID infections so far, about 20 lakh more than India.

India, with a population of 130 crore, has tested 4.95 crore samples so far.

Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

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