Maharashtra may surpass Russia in coronavirus count by Monday
Maharashtra may be just a State, but its overall Covid-19 tally will soon surpass Russia, which occupies the fourth place in the list of worst affected countries. While Maharashtra has a total of 10,37,000 cases as on Saturday, Russia’s tally stood at 10,57,362.
Maharashtra is adding around 22,000-24,000 cases every day while Russia’s daily count is around 5,500 new cases. It means Maharashtra will surpass Russia in terms of the total number of cases by Monday. Then Maharashtra will trail only the USA, India, and Brazil in terms of total numbers of infection.
With a tally of 66,39,386, the USA is the worst-hit country followed by India at the second spot with over 47 lakh cases. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh with 5,57,587 surpassed Argentina (5,35,705 cases) which is at the 10th spot in the country-wise rankings.
The other worst-hit countries are Peru at the fifth position with a tally of 7,16,670 followed by Columbia with 7,02,088 cases, Mexico (6,58,299), South Africa (6,46,398), Spain (5,76, 697) and Argentina (5,35,706) at the tenth spot.
On Saturday, Maharashtra reported 22,084 new Covid-19 cases, 13,489 discharges, and 391 deaths. The total number of cases in the State rises to 10,37,765 including 7,28,512 recoveries and 2,79,768 active cases.
Mumbai alone reported 2,321 new cases and 42 deaths. The total number of positive cases increases to 1,67,608 in Mumbai, including 29,131 active cases, 1,30,016 recovered cases and 8,106 deaths.
Meanwhile, Delhi reported 4,321 new cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours. As many as 3,141 people recovered during this period while the total cases in the national Capital rose to 2,14,069 including 4,715 deaths. The number of active cases stood at 28,059.
Sunday, 13 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi
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