India now has become the worst-hit corona affected country in the world overtaking Russia according to its health ministry. Globally, 18,979,846 people have been infected with the virus so far.
In the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases were recorded in a single day. The Indian Health Ministry on Saturday reported there were 56,282 fresh cases of the pandemic (Covid-19).
India’s death toll rose to 904 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, pushing the total to over 1,964,536 coronavirus cases.
The country’s death toll rose to 40,699 and there are 5,95,501 active cases, according to the health ministry’s. There are 13,28,336 people who have been successfully discharged across the country till date, has pushed the recovery rate to 67.62%.
Meanwhile, a total of 2,21,49,351 samples were tested across the country as of Wednesday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.
India imposed a stringent lockdown in March to control the spread of the virus but has been reduced in recent weeks to resume economic activity. Now, infection numbers have skyrocketed since the government ease lockdown.
Epidemiologists warned that the risk of corona in India would increase in the coming weeks and months. Health experts say the true extent of the pandemic spread in India is unknown and that the country must test more.