DHARAMSALA, 12 June: India has surpassed the United Kingdom to become the fourth worst affected country in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a total of 297,535 COVID-19 positive cases, India now trails US, Brazil and Russia as the worst-hit nation in the world.
India reported 10,956 new cases on Friday, a record one-day increase while the death toll hit 8,498 as declared by India’s ministry of health and family welfare.
Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit regions in India where the cases spiked over the last 10 days, the ministry has said.
As of Thursday evening, Himachal’s Kangra district, the exile seat of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration has reported 118 coronavirus case, of the lot, 64 have recovered, while there are 53 active cases and one death due to the pandemic.
So far, the coronavirus has infected 7,517,425 people and killed 421,516 globally according to data from Johns Hopkins University.