New Delhi: India has replaced Italy to occupy the fifth spot of the world’s worst-hit countries in terms of the number of coronavirus deaths. As on Friday, India recorded 779 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 35,747, the John Hopkins University reported. Meanwhile, the overall tally stood at a grim total of more than 16 lakh cases.
The country has so far registered 16,38,870 instances of the coronavirus infection, with a surge of 55,000 cases just today. This is the highest single-day tally for the second consecutive day, and the total number also includes foreigners. Also Read – IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals Eyeing Pre-Season Camp in National Capital, Final Decision After GC Meeting
According to the latest inputs, Italy has a fatality tally of 35,132, as it moved down to the sixth position. Countries ahead of India on the global COVID-19 deaths chart (from top) include – the United States (152,070), Brazil (91,263), the United Kingdom (46,084), and Mexico (46,000). Also Read – Initial Phase of Lockdown Was a Vacation For Many: IIM-L Study
India is also on the third position – after the US and Brazil – on the hierarchy of the world’s worst-hit countries due to coronavirus.