India has surpassed Brazil to take the second spot in the list of the nations worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after a record spike of 90,802 fresh cases in the last 24 hours taking the country's tally past 42 lakh, the Union Health Ministry data showed this morning. This is the second consecutive day that the country registered over 90,000 new infections in 24 hours.
The United States, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, has logged over 62.75 lakh infections so far, about 20,000 more than India.
India has been reporting the highest number of daily Covid cases in the world for nearly a month, according to the World Health Organization data.
About 32.5 lakh Covid patients in the country have recovered so far;over 69,000 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.