Seventy-five people have died in India after being infected with novel coronavirus or COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry said today, as the country recorded the highest number of cases (601) and deaths (12) in the last 24 hours. The fresh cases take India’s covid-19 count total to 3,072.
India has seen an unprecedented rise in the count over the last week after hundreds who had attended a controversial religious gathering held by Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat in south Delhi in March tested positive.
Worldwide, COVID-19 count has crossed 1 million-mark, nearly 60,000 have died. The United States registered nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, the highest any country has recorded in 24 hours.