In terms of total number of confirmed cases, the United States is the worst hit with over 17 lakh cases. IMAGE: A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment takes care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the Intensive Care Unit of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The number of COVID-19 cases in India has climbed to 1,65,799, making it the world’s ninth worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry said the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,706 in the country, while the number of cases climbed to 1,65,799, registering an increase of 175 deaths and a record jump of 7,466 cases since Thursday 8 am.According to Worldometer, India has now overtaken Turkey as the ninth worst-hit country in terms of total number of cases. The health ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 89,987, while 71,105 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. “Thus, around 42.89 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said. The total confirmed cases include foreigners. India also surpassed China’s death toll with as many as 4,706 deaths, compared to 4,638, according to Johns… Read full this story
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