On the first day of a three-phase unlock plan on Monday, India overtaken France in the total count of Covid-19 cases, becoming the 7th worst affected country in the world.
On the first day of India’s unlocking phase, the number of fresh infections dipped slightly to 7,573, while the death toll remained above 200 for the fourth straight day.
Monday’s death toll from the pandemic was 203, the third highest single-day count so far. The toll has remained above 200 for four consecutive days now, with the highest number (270) reported on May 29. The total toll from the pandemic rose to exactly 5,600 on Monday, translating to a case fatality rate of 2.9%, reported the Economic Times .
While Maharashtra continued to report the highest fresh cases, Monday’s count of 2,361 was lower than those reported in at least the last two days. Of these, Mumbai reported 1,413 cases, taking the city’s count to over 40,000. The cumulative case count of the states crossed 70,000, accounting for over 36% of all cases in the country.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States remains the most hard hit nation in the world, having recorded over 18 lakh cases in total, and more than 105,000 deaths. Brazil (526,447), Russia (414,328), the United Kingdom (2777,736) and Spain (239,638) follow suit in that order, reported the Times Now .
Johns Hopkins’ data also revealed that 2,641,329 people had recovered from the virus by the same date. Analyses also shows that the United Kingdom had the highest death rate in the world since mid-March, pegged at 891 per million. However, its total number of deaths at 39,127 still pales in comparison to the United States’.
Although India’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases places it seventh, in terms of deaths, the country still ranks thirteenth. However, in terms of the number of active cases, India ranks fifth behind the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Russia.