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India surpasses Brazil to become second most COVID-affected country in the world

India surpasses Brazil to become second most COVID-affected country in the world

Dimapur, September 07 (NEx): With over 42 lakh (4.2millions) COVID-19 cases, India surpasses Brazil and has become the second-worst affected country in the world after the US.

India registered the highest single-day spike of 90,802 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday, September 07, 2020 taking the total number of confirmed positive cases over 42-lakh mark, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The total case tally stands at 42,04,613 including 8,82,542 active cases, 32,50,429 cured/discharged/migrated. Meanwhile, the country also recorded 1,016 more deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 deaths toll to 71,642 on Sunday, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare updated.

In the last 24 hours, 69,564 patients have recuperated. The recovery rate in the country is at a whopping high of 77.32 per cent, the fatality rate has come down to 1.72 per cent.

The US is at the top position with more than 6.3 million total cases and close to 1.93 lakh deaths from COVID-19 while Brazil is at the third spot now with 4.14 million total cases and close to 1.27 lakh deaths.

India reported its first COVID-19 positive case in Kerala on January 30, 2020. Since then, it took 170 days to reach the 10-lakh mark (1 million) and only 21 days to double it to 20 lakh (2 million).

It took 16 days for the country to add another 10-lakh (1 million) COVID-19 positive cases to cross 3 million mark from 2 million. The pace of transmission continues to escalate unabated even as it slowed in some developed nations.

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