COVID-19 death toll: India overtakes China

India’s COVID-19 death toll has passed China’s after the country recorded 175 new fatalities and 7,466 new cases.

The virus tally in the country on Friday soared to 1,65,799.

India is now the ninth worst-hit country, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

The national capital Delhi on Friday recorded its biggest single-day increase in the number of coronavirus cases. Delhi reported 1,106 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 17,386. The toll stood at at 398.

Delhi is the city with the maximum caseload in the country, after Mumbai, which has more than 35,000 cases.

Globally, coronavirus has infected more than 58.14 lakh people. Over 3.60 lakh people have died so far.

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