Coronavirus: Russia currently has 4.93 lakh cases and Brazil 7.72 lakh. The US has the maximum number — more than 20 lakh.
New Delhi, June 11:
India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst hit by Coronavirus. The country logged 2,93,754 cases this evening, overtaking the UK, which was in the fourth spot so far, with 2,91,588 cases. India is now preceded only by Russia, Brazil and the US. Russia currently has 4.93 lakh cases and Brazil 7.72 lakh. The US has the maximum number — more than 20 lakh.
The coronavirus numbers have been increasing exponentially since the May 24, when India entered the list of top 10. It has just 18 days to reach the fourth slot.
On the way it has left behind Italy and Spain, two of the nations badly hit by the highly contagious virus, which surfaced in China’s Wuhan in December and became a global pandemic by March.
The surge of cases in the country came amid the world’s biggest lockdown. On March 25, when the lockdown was declared, the country had a little over 500 cases. Ten people had died.
Over the last weeks, the virus has been increasing exponentially, logging more than 9000 cases. The last 24 hours’ increase, 9,997, was the highest ever.