New Delhi: In a grim milestone, India on Sunday overtook Russia as the third worst Coronavirus-hit country in the world, by logging 6,90,396 cases till today evening. Also Read - Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh Goes Into Self-isolation After Wife Tests Positive For COVID-19
Now, India is only preceded by the US and Brazil. Globally, the US has the most number of COVID cases so far (at 27.8 lakh). Brazil comes only second with over 15 lakh Coronavirus cases. Also Read - 40 Gangsters Party in Delhi's Dwarka to Celebrate Release Of Fellow Criminal, Get Caught
As per morning update by the Health Ministry, the country recorded single-day surge of 24,850 infections and 613 fatalities today. Further, over 21 states and UTs, including Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, have a COVID-19 recovery rate higher than the national average of 60.77 per cent. The death toll stands at 19,268. Also Read - Indian Health Experts Take Russian COVID-19 Vaccine With Pinch of Salt
The 21 states and UTs include Chandigarh (85.9 per cent), Ladakh (82.2 per cent), Uttarakhand (80.9 per cent), Chhattisgarh (80.6 per cent), Rajasthan (80.1 per cent), Mizoram (79.3 per cent), Tripura (77.7 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (76.9 per cent), Jharkhand (74.3 per cent), Bihar (74.2 per cent), Haryana (74.1 per cent), Gujarat (71.9 per cent), Punjab (70.5 per cent), Delhi (70.2 per cent), Meghalaya (69.4 per cent), Odisha (69.0 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (68.4 per cent), Himachal Pradesh (67.3 per cent), West Bengal (66.7 per cent), Assam (62.4 per cent), and Jammu and Kashmir (62.4 per cent).
The ministry said there are 2,44,814 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present and added that the recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 1,64,268 as of Sunday.