In biggest spike yet, 9,983 new coronavirus cases takes India's count to over 2.56 lakh
Aspike of 9,983 new coronavirus cases in India in the past 24 hours, beginning Sunday, has pushed the country's total Covid-19 count to over 2.56 lakh. With the fresh number of Covid-19 cases, coronavirus cases in India now stand at 256,611, according to the health ministry.
The death toll due to coronavirus in India has also climbed by 206 casualties in the past 24 hours, taking it to 7,135. The total number of coronavirus cases in India also include 125,381 active cases and 124,095 cured/discharged/migrated cases, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
This is the fifth consecutive day that India has continued to register close to 10,000 single-day Covid-19 infections.
On Sunday, coronavirus cases in India on Sunday morning witnessed a spike by 9,971 Covid-19 infections in a span of 24 hours. As the coronavirus cases have continued to increase in the country, India has claimed the fifth spot in the list of countries worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The top five countries in terms of coronavirus cases in the world are the United States, Brazil, Russia, the United Kingdom and India.