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Published On: Sun, Jul 5th, 2020

“Vishwa Guru” Overtakes Russia As Third Worst-Hit Nation In COVID-19

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COVID-19 patients are treated inside a non-invasive ventilation system named the 'Vanessa Capsule' at the municipal field hospital Gilberto Novaes in Manaus, Brazil, Monday, May 18, 2020. The field hospital set up inside a school currently has nearly 150 beds and is operating near its limit as it treats patients both from the capital and from rural areas of the Amazon state. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

NEW DELHI : India has now taken the third spot in the list of nations worst hit by coronavirus. The country logged 6,90,396 cases on Sunday evening, according to data from state governments, overtaking Russia, which had 6,80,283 as per the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in US.

India is now preceded only by Brazil and the US. Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and the US has more than 28 lakh.
For the second straight day, India added a record number of coronavirus cases on Sunday.
In its daily morning update, the health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours — the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The surge took the number of deaths to 19,268.

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