India ahead of UK Coronavirus cases, Becomes the 4th Worst Hit
With 2,98,000 covid-19 total cases, India surpasses UK to become the 4th worst hit across the globe.
The surge of cases within the country came amid the world’s biggest lockdown. On Annunciation , when the lockdown was declared, the country had a touch over 500 cases. Ten people had died.
Over the last weeks, the virus has been increasing exponentially, logging quite 9000 cases. The last 24 hours’ increase, 9,996, was the very best ever.
The number of fatalities also saw a record single-day increase of over 350 to maneuver closer to the 8,500-mark. A majority of the deaths, 3.483, were reported from Maharashtra. quite one-third of the countrywide figure has been recorded in June, when the phased exit from a number of the foremost rigorous lockdown restrictions — on malls, restaurants and non secular places — took effect.
Maharashtra, the country’s biggest coronavirus hotspot, is close to touch the 1 lakh-mark with 97,648 cases. it’s followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The capital features a total of 34,687 cases.
The numbers had progressively shot up because the Centre started a phased relaxation from April, through the lockdown has been extended fourfold and is now in its fifth phase that’s slated to finish on June 30.
But buses, trains and domestic flights have started functioning and most offices, markets, malls and even religious places are open, though they’re allowed to function only with the strictest security measures.