COVID-19 LIVE | India goes past Russia as third worst-hit nation as tally nears seven lakh


India went past Russia on Sunday to become the third worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country’s tally of infections crossing 6.90 lakh, according to Worldometer.

Only the US and Brazil are ahead of India in terms of total coronavirus infections.

Russia has 6,81,251 infections while Brazil has 15,78,376 and the US has 29,54,999 cases, according to Worldometer which compiles the COVID-19 data from around the globe.

According to a PTI tally, India’s COVID-19 case load soared to 6,90,349 while the death toll climbed to 19,683.

However, the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which has also been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, put Russia’s infection tally at 6,80,283 and India’s 6,73,165, which is the official figure updated at 8 am.


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