9,851 new infected, 273 die
India breaks all records of COVID-19 cases in a day
Published: 04:34 PM, 5 June 2020
The number of deaths and infections by the lethal COVID-19 in India is increasing rapidly. Now the country has surpassed all records of infection in 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours, 9,851 people have been infected with the virus and 273 have died – which is the highest cases and death record in a single day as per the government estimates.
The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that the total number of infected people in India had risen to 2,27,273 and the death toll was 6,367 so far. 109,462 people have recovered. The recovery rate is 48.27 percent.
India ranks 7th in the list of countries most affected by the pandemic, after the United States, Brazil, Russia, Britain, Spain, and Italy. However, India is currently ranked 12th in terms of mortality rate and 8th in terms of recovery from the disease. However, India is now the 5th largest newly COVID-19 outbreak in the world.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra state is mostly affected – they are at the top of the country even in deaths. So far 2,710 people died there, a total of 77,793 people were infected.
India has declared the extension of lockdown – starting from March 25 – in the fifth phase, however, they are not able to prevent the infection. In the meantime, they have decided to open shops and shopping malls to turn the wheel of the economy.