Covid count: India at 7th spot

A day after overtaking Germany, India went past France in total Covid-19 cases on Monday, rising to seventh spot in the list of countries with highest caseloads of the virus. On the first day of India’s unlocking phase, the number of fresh infections dipped slightly to 7,573, while the death toll remained above 200 for the fourth straight day.

India had recorded 1,92,630 Covid-19 cases till late on Monday, going past France’s count of 1,88,882 infections till now.

The day’s death toll from the pandemic was 203, the third highest single-day count so far. The toll has remained above 200 for four consecutive days now. The total toll from the pandemic rose to 5,600 on Monday, translating to a case fatality rate of 2.9%.

Maharashtra continued to report the highest fresh cases. After several days of reporting over 1,000 cases, Delhi’s count dipped slightly to 990 on Monday. However, the city reported 50 deaths, taking the total toll past 500, to 523.

Gujarat recorded 423 positive cases on Monday, taking the total to 17,217.

In the highest spike in coronavirus infections in a single day in Arunachal Pradesh, 16 fresh cases were reported on Monday.

Odisha witnessed the highest daily spike in cases so far, with 156 people testing positive for the virus.

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