New Delhi: India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day jump of 9,887 coronavirus cases and 294 deaths on Saturday (June 6).
India is now the sixth-worst affected nation in terms of coronavirus infection after the United States, Brazil, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Italy, Peru, Germany and Turkey also find a mention in the list of 10 worst-hit countries by coronavirus.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1,15,942, while 1,14,072 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Union health ministry said.
“Thus, around 48.20% patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.Though official spokespersons have been highlighting the Indian recovery rate, they do not mention that the global recovery rate is also the same or slightly better.