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Coronavirus: India topples Spain to go 5th in the world

India has become the fifth worst coronavirus-hit country in the world as it brushed Spain aside on Sunday.

The Asian country reported a grand total of 241,970 cases, overtaking Spain’s 240,978 cases.

On Saturday, India reported 9,887 new coronavirus cases, its biggest one-day spike so far.

India’s recovery rate compared to Friday fell from 48.27 per cent to 48.20 per cent.


The number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours was 294, taking the total in India to 6,642.

The country on Friday overtook Italy, one of the biggest sufferers of the disease, in terms of total cases.

Figures from America’s Johns Hopkins University around Friday midnight showed India at 235,769 and Italy at 234,531.

Though the count of recoveries has risen, India has more than 100,000 active cases across the country.

The cases have been rising sharply, by 8,000 or more, for several days now.

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