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India overtakes Brazil to have 2nd highest Covid-19 cases

07 Sep 2020 15:29, Somoy English Desk
India overtakes Brazil to have 2nd highest Covid-19 cases
India overtakes Brazil to have 2nd highest Covid-19 cases

India has surpassed Brazil to take the second spot in the list of the nations worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after a record spike of 90,802 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

In total, the country's coronavirus tally crossed the 42-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data showed on Monday morning. 

This is the second consecutive day that the country registered over 90,000 new infections in a 24-hour period, reports NDTV. 

The United States, which has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world, has logged over 62.75 lakh infections so far, about 20 lakh more than India. 

About 8.82 lakh cases in the country are active (20.9 percent of the total cases) and the recovery rate stood at 77 percent.

India has been reporting the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases in the world for nearly a month, according to the World Health Organization data.

 
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