New Delhi: India becomes the second worst effected country in the world. With over 4 million cases, India has overtaken Brazil to become second worst-hit country, on Monday. Out of the total 40,23,179 cases, 8,46,395 are the active while a total of 31,07,223 have recovered from the virus so far. A total of 1,089 deaths yesterday took the toll to 69,561. Earlier on Saturday, India had recorded the highest spike of 86,432 cases.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 8,63,069 cases and 25,969 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh with 4,76,506 cases and 4,276 deaths. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, and Bihar come next.
Meanwhile, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 26.2 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 867,000. The total number of cases stood at 26,208,690 and the fatalities rose to 867,219.
The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 6,149,265 and 186,785 respectively.