At 8 am, the number of the dead was 5,394, while 91,819 people have been cured/discharged.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, has recorded 67,655 cases so far (2,286 deaths).
As per the current trends, India has now overtaken Germany in total cases to become the eighth hardest-hit nation, and will soon pass France to become the seventh.
Deaths, too, in India have been rapidly rising of late. But on the bright side, the mortality rate here (2.9%) is still way below other worst-affected countries.
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