India now trails only the USA and Brazil, two countries most affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

New Delhi, July 5:

India on Sunday replaced Russia as the country third worst-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As per the figures, India is trailing the USA and Brazil, the two countries most affected by the outbreak.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s update on the morning of July 4, India had 6,73,165 confirmed cases. The figure was inclusive of 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 recoveries, and 19,268 casualties. Later in the day, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi reported massive spikes in new cases reported by the Health Departments of the respective state governments.

With 6555 fresh cases in Maharashtra, 4150 new cases in Tamil Nadu, and 2244 fresh cases from Delhi, India’s tally of confirmed cases now stands at 6,86,114 as compared to Russia’s 6,80,283 as per the John Hopkins’ University’s Covid-19 dashboard. New cases reported from other states and union-territories are also to be added to India’s tally of confirmed cases.

Maharashtra with the most number of confirmed cases of infection in India reported 6555 new cases on Sunday along with 151 more deaths. The state now has 86,040 active cases while 1,11,740 patients have recovered and 8222 have succumbed to the infection. Mumbai city accounts for 23,732 of the total active cases in Maharashtra.

With 4150 new cases, Tamil Nadu now has 48,860 active cases while the infection has claimed 1510 lives in the state.

India’s national capital, Delhi has 25,038 active cases as of July 5 after the state government’s Health Department reported the detection of 2244 new cases on Sunday. The pandemic has killed 3067 patients in Delhi to date.