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India Becomes 5th Worst-Hit Country By Coronavirus

the health ministry figures said India reported 9,887 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours

India has become the fifth worst Coronavirus-hit country in the world as it surpassed Spain on Sunday by reporting a grand total of 2,41,970 cases.

The European country,a COVID-19 epicentre weeks back,has 2,40,978 cases.

The health ministry figures said India reported 9,887 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours in the biggest one-day spike so far On Saturday morning.

There has been a minor fall in recovery rate compared to Friday,from 48.27 per cent to 48.20 per cent. The number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours is 294,taking the total in India to 6,642.

The country on Friday took over Italy,one of the biggest sufferers of the disease,in terms of total cases.Figures from America’s Johns Hopkins University around Friday midnight showed India at 2,35,769 and Italy at 2,34,531.

India still has more than 1 lakh active cases across the country.The cases have been rising sharply,by 8,000 or more,for several days now.

At least 19 states now have their tallies of confirmed cases in four or more digits,as against just nine on May 1. Also,three states now have five-digit tallies,as against only Maharashtra in that category on May 1.

The First Information Report or FIR was filed against unknown functionaries at the private hospital on a complaint by the Deputy Secretary of the Delhi government’s Health Department.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government on Saturday filed a police case against the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the city for violating rules for Coronavirus tests amid a growing controversy surrounding COVID-19 hospitals in the capital.

According to the complaint,while the government had made it mandatory for registering Coronavirus tests on an official software programme,authorities at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital were not doing so.

Delhi recorded 1,330 fresh Coronavirus cases on Friday,taking the COVID-19 tally in the city beyond the 26,000-mark,and the number of deaths due to the disease jumped to 708,the authorities said.

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