India overtakes Spain to become 5th most-affected country by coronavirus


New Delhi: India on Sunday surpassed Spain to become the fifth worst-hit country in the world by the highly contagious coronavirus. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s tally of COVID-19 infections reached 2,46,628 on Sunday morning, surpassing Spain’s tally of 2,41,310 cases.

In less than 24 hours, India surpassed Italy and then Spain to reach the grim milestone. Now, only the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK are ahead of it. According to the Health  Ministry, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.

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