Covid-19: India now 7th worst hit nation as cases rise to 1.9L after a record jump

India has now become the 7th worst coronavirus-hit nation after the number of cases increased to 1,90,535, with a jump of 8,392 cases in the last 24 hours. This marks the biggest one-day jump so far.

With over 1.88 lakh cases of coronavirus, India has reported more cases than France’s marginally lower 1,88,752 and climbed to seventh from the ninth spot in the list of 10 nations worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The country recorded 1,88,883 coronavirus cases till Sunday night.

The U.S. has so far reported over 18 lakh cases of Coronavirus, making it the nation with the most number of cases. Brazil follows with over five lakh cases, and Russia with over four lakh cases.

A record single-day jump of 8,380 new patients was reported in the 24 hours till Sunday morning. This is the first time that the number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 8,000-mark in a single day.

The number of total deaths linked to the highly infectious illness crossed the 5,000-mark after 193 patients died in the 24 hours till Sunday morning, government data shows.

The country – now seventh worst-hit due to the pandemic – has been registering record spikes for the last three days. The sharp rise in cases comes as India prepares to re-open in a phased-manner after nearly two months of Lockdown to tackle the Pandemic.