Indian authorities this Thursday confirmed nearly 67,000 cases of the new coronavirus in a single day, an unprecedented number since the pandemic began, which coincides with a surge in death toll, making the Asian country the fourth country in the world with more deaths COVID-19.
India’s Ministry of Health has raised the tentative balance of positive results to nearly 2.4 million (2,396,637), 66,999 more than Wednesday, while nearly 1.7 million have laid off NDTV since the pandemic began. India is the third country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases worldwide.
On the other hand, at least 942 patients have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 47,033. India outperforms the UK on these data, becoming the fourth country with the highest number of deaths, behind only the United States, Brazil and Mexico.
The state of Maharashtra is still the hardest hit Indian state with more than 548,000 positive results – including around 147,800 active cases – followed by Tamil Nadu, where more than 314,000 infections have already been reported. The spread of the virus is no longer concentrated in megacities like Bombay and New Delhi, but has spread to other areas of the country as well.