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Covid-19 Factoid: Now, India has become the most affected Asian country

While India's addition of over 7,000 cases in a day was thrice the average daily number at the start of this month, Bihar saw its tally growing by 38 times during the month of May

Teachers wearing face shields evaluate the answer sheets of Jharkhand Academic (JAC) Board examination, at a centre, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Ranchi
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Teachers wearing face shields evaluate the answer sheets of Jharkhand Academic (JAC) Board examination, at a centre, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Ranchi

Jyotindra Dubey New Delhi
The tally of coronavirus infections globally is nearing 5.9 million and the death toll has risen to 362,629, while 2.6 million people have managed to beat the virus. India on May 29 recorded the highest ever rise in daily new cases, at over 7,000. While the country’s Covid-19 death toll hit 4,706, the number of cured patients reached 71,105.

Here are some statistics mapping the spread of the virus:

#1. India is now the most affected Asian country by number of reported cases

After crossing the 160,000 mark recently, India now has the dubious distinction of being the most affected

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 6:28 AM IST

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