Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
India’s coronavirus count increased to 1.45 lakh today. The states across the country reported 6,535 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. This was the fourth consecutive day when India registered over 6,500 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Monday, India surpassed Iran to become as the tenth worst-hit country by coronavirus pandemic. The death toll in the country zoomed to 4,167. Maharashtra alone confirmed 1,695 deaths — a lion’s share of coronavirus fatalities in India.
Coronavirus infection first emerged in China’s Wuhan city, in December. The pandemic has infected 5.3 million people worldwide since the outbreak. The COVID-19 infection has spread to 196 countries and territories. The first case of novel coronavirus in India confirmed on January 30 when a student had tested positive for the disease in Kerala.
In India, only four states accounted for 68% of the total coronavirus cases in the country. These four states are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi.