India on Sunday went past the Russia in terms of coronavirus cases to become the third worst-hit country with a caseload of over 6,76, 000, with death toll more than 19200.
India has registered over 25,000 cases for the day, while the one-day casualty figure crossed more than 600-mark.
Maharashtra has recorded the highest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus cases and fatalities.
Tamil Nadu, which has reported more than 105000 virus cases, remains the state with the state with the second-highest number of cases.Delhi, the state with the third-highest virus cases in India, reported its highest spike in coronavirus cases on Sunday.
The central government said several people-centric measures taken as part of the “test, trace, treat” strategy and that facilitation of widespread testing by states has spurred the number of samples tested daily.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lauded the Indian government for its efforts in tackling COVID-19, the world nodal health agency said that India should also focus on data management originating from the pandemic.
According to WHO, India’s big challenge is “population”, its geographic diversity, heterogeneity and the fact that India has multiple epidemics going on every state.
WHO appreciated the Indian government’s strong political leadership to focus on important things like developing diagnostics and being able to scale that up, also being very systematic about the lockdown measures and unlocking in an organised manner.