India among the 10 worst coronavirus-affected nations in the world
India is now the tenth worst-affected country in the world due to the novel coronavirus after the past four days have seen a record number of positive cases being reported. The last 24 hours have seen 6,977 new cases taking the nation's total to approximately 1.38 lakh cases. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in India has crossed the 4,000 mark as 154 patients had succumbed to the deadly effects of the virus in a single day.
More than 6,000 fresh coronavirus cases have been recorded in the past four days. Last Monday saw 5,242 cases being recorded with 5,611 cases on Wednesday, 6,088 cases on Friday and 6,654 cases getting registered on Saturday. India had registered 6,767 new patients on Sunday. The United States is the worst-hit nation in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic and has registered more than 1.6 million cases and is close on the heels of the nearing 1,00,000 deaths mark. India is the tenth most affected country by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil, Russia, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and France.
Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, the coronavirus pandemic has spread to 196 countries. The sharp rise in the number of cases across India has come after relaxations by the government, two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown, which first began on March 25 and is scheduled to end on May 31.
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