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India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19

Apr 12, 2021 11:43 IST | By Editorji News Desk

India reported a record 1,68,912 Covid-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus.

India's overall tally reached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil's 13.45 million cases, according to data compiled by Reuters.

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The United States led the global tally with 31.2 million cases. Deaths in India stood at 904, taking the total to 170,179, data showed.

The new wave, known to have increased transmissibility, has decreased the recovery rate of the country which currently stands at over 90 per cent.

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