Virus cases in India rise by 8,392 in past 24 hours, 5,394 dead


According to Union Health ministry’s latest update, coronavirus cases in India jumped by 8,392 in the past 24 hours to touch 1,90,535.

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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