The country on Saturday crossed the milestone of 5 lakh cases in just six days after crossing the 4 lakh mark. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the highly contagious corona virus has affected 5,08,953 people in India and claimed the lives of 15,685 so far. The active number of COVID-19 cases stands at 1,97,387. The recovery rate has also improved to 58.13 per cent as 2,95,881 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
In India, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with over 1.52 lakh corona virus cases and more than 7,100 deaths. Delhi has also reported a surge of corona virus cases in the last few days, becoming the second worst-hit state in India. Currently, India is the fourth worst-hit country by the novel corona virus in the world after the United States of America, Brazil and Russia.