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Top News Story Covid: At 85K, India surpasses China’s tally

Top News Story Covid: At 85K, India surpasses China’s tally.

New Delhi, May 16
India today became the 11th most Covid affected country in the world in terms of infection load with domestic cases peaking to 85,940 surpassing China's 84,478.
WHO data showed India had replaced China in the number 11 slot on the global list of countries with top infections. The US leads the world on absolute Covid count with 44,25,485 cases followed by the Russian Federation, the UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, France, Iran, India and China.
Toll from Covid in India is now 2,752 with 30,152 people recovering posting a national cure rate of 35.09 per cent. New cases in 24 hours were 3,970 with the daily case growth rate stable at 5 per cent for the fourth day today. Deaths in 24 hours were 103.
Health Secretary Preeti Sudan also held a videoconference today with principal health secretaries, municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 30 municipal areas of India which are contributing nearly 80 per cent of the national Covid cases.
The government shared with these MCs guidelines on preparedness response to Covid in urban settlements warning of potential disease clusters in cities where informal settlements have mushroomed due to migration and have inadequate housing and poor living conditions like in Mumbai's Dharavi which is a major Covid hotspot.

from The Tribune 

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