New Delhi: As it has been projected for the past couple of days, India on Friday crossed the tally of China COVID-19 cases as its total tally crosses 85,000. China, the place where the virus reportedly originated from, recorded 82,933 cases till date. With this, India is now ranked 11th in the world in terms of the highest number of coronavirus cases Also Read - Imran Khan Says it Was 'Mistake' to Enforce Strict Lockdown Even as COVID-19 Cases Cross 72,000-mark
Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: 2361 Cases, 76 Deaths in 24 Hours; Total Tally Crosses 70,000-mark
|Name of the countries||Total Cases|
Peru, Canada, Belgium, Saudi Arabia follow China. Pakistan is at 20th position. The US, Spain and Russia are ranked first, second and third among the 10 countries with the most number of cases. India is now at number 11 by overtaking China, where the disease originated. As many as 2,657 people have died from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India, compared to China’s figure of 4,633. The US, Spain and Russia are the worst affected countries in terms of deaths. However, the top 10 countries have over 1 lakh cases each. Also Read - LaLiga to Pay Tribute to Heroes of COVID-19 During Every Match
In its morning 8 AM update, the Union Health Ministry said the death toll due to COVID-19 across India has risen to 2,649 and the number of cases has climbed to 81,970, registering an increase of 100 deaths and 3,967 cases in the last 24 hours since Thursday morning. There are more than 51,000 active cases, while nearly 28,000 have recovered, giving a recovery rate of over 34 per cent.
Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar and Karnataka breached the 1,000-mark in terms of the number of people having tested positive, while testing and containment measures were ramped up in places like, Kerala, Goa and Manipur that were being seen as being mostly virus-free till a few days back.
(With PTI Inputs)