India crosses 4 lakh coronavirus cases after record jump in infections

India crossed 4 lakh novel coronavirus cases today on a day the country reported over 14,000 cases, in its steepest one-day jump. The total number of cases is now 4,00,412 and the number of deaths linked to the contagion is over 13,000. India has the world’s fourth highest number behind the United States, Brazil and Russia.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling Covid-19 data from all over the world, India is at the eighth position in terms of the death toll.

The Indian health ministry data shows an increase of over 5,000 cases just this evening – India’s coronavirus tally was 3.95 cases in the morning.

A total of 13,254 patients have died since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 306 people died in the last 24 hours. The fourth worst-hit country by the pandemic, India has been reporting a record surge in numbers for the last four days.

Meanwhile, an official said that around 54.13 per cent of the patients have recovered so far.