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Coronavirus: India overtakes Russia to become third most infected country in the world

India has overtaken Russia to become third most infected country in world. By 9 pm on Sunday (July 5) India registered a total number of 6,87,760 coronavirus cases while Russia had 6,81,251 cases. The United States of America (USA) continues to be most infected country in the world .

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New Delhi Updated on: July 05, 2020 23:15 IST
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Coronavirus: This is one list nobody wants to feature in. However, India has overtaken Russia to become third most infected country in world. By 9 pm on Sunday (July 5) India registered a total number of 6,87,760 coronavirus cases while Russia had 6,81,251 cases. The United States of America (USA) continues to be most infected country in the world with 29,52,160 Covid-19 cases. Brazil is at second place with 15,78,376 coronavirus cases.

In India, Maharashtra continues to be the state with most number of coronavirus cases. Followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. 

As per the latest numbers available with the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra has had 2,06,619 cases so far. Tamil Nadu has had 1,11,151 cases while Delhi has had 99,444 coronavirus cases.

Situation in Delhi:

Delhi's COVID-19 tally on Sunday inched closer to the one lakh-mark, even as the city's fight against the virus got a boost with the inauguration of the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre, touted as one of the "largest" facilities in the world.

To effectively deal with the COVID-19 situation, the Delhi government has decided to set up a 'COVID War Room' to closely monitor the prevailing situation and suggest measures to arrest the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to authorities, the national capital recorded 2,505 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 99, 444, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,067.

Sixty-three new fatalities were reported on Sunday. However, 71,339 people have recovered from the virus so far.

Situation in Tamil Nadu:

Tamil Nadu remained under the grip of coronavirus with over 4,000 fresh cases being reported for the fourth straight day, taking the tally to 1,11,151 on

Sunday, the state Health Department said.

The state added 4,150 new cases while 60 people succumbed to the virus, pushing the toll to 1,510, a Health Department bulletin said.

On the positive side, recoveries climbed to 62,778 with 2,186 people being discharged after treatment from various health care facilities on Sunday.

The number of active cases stood at 46,860, the bulletin said.

With the focus remaining on ramping up testing, a total of 34,831 samples were examined, taking the overall tally to 13.41 lakh.

Situation in Maharashtra:

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,06,619 on Sunday with the single-day spike of 6,555 new cases on Sunday, the state health department said.
With the death of 151 more patients, the state's fatality count rose to 8,822, it said.

The state had registered its biggest single-day jump of 7,074 coronavirus cases on Saturday.

A total of 3,658 patients were discharged from hospitals post recovery on Sunday, which took the number of recovered persons to 1,11,740 so far, the department said in a statement.

Of the total number of 151 deaths reported during the day, 69 were from Mumbai alone, while 20 from Pune. Out of the total 6,555 new cases, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, including Mumbai city, accounted for the highest 3,941 cases, taking its total to 1,45,769 and death toll to 6,401 deaths.

(With PTI inputs)

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