The coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1 lakh-mark on Tuesday and reached 1,01,139 after recording 4,970 cases in a span of 24-hours. Subsequently, the death toll in the country also increased to 3,163 with 134 fatalities reported in last 24-hours.
India crossed the 1 lakh mark in 111 days of reporting the first coronavirus case. The country had reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on January 30 when a medical student from Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, tested positive in Thrissur, Kerala.
Meanwhile, comparing the COVID-19 cases with other countries which have large number of coronavirus cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday said that India has a very less percentage of cases per lakh people as compared to other countries. According to the health ministry, India has about 7.1 cases per lakh population, while the average of the whole world is 60 per lakh population.
According to the data provided by Worldometer, the total number of coronavirus cases cases in the world is 48,94,071 and the total number of fatalities due to the deadly pathogen stands at 3,20,180. Among the worst affected countries the United States tops the list, followed by Russia, Spain, Brazil, UK and Italy.
As the country crossed the 1 lakh-mark and 3,000 fatalities here’s a comparison of India with 5 most-affected countries in reaching 1 lakh cases of COVID-19:
BDST: 1430 HRS, MAY 19, 2020