The government of India for the day recorded more than 18.5 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus in the country, the total number of cases exceeded 500 thousand people. About it reports RIA "news", citing data from the Ministry of health of the country.

According to the data of the Ministry since the beginning of the pandemic infection contracted 508 953 people. Currently, hospitals are being treated 197 387 patients.

The death toll in India due to an infection today is 15 685, recovered – 295 880.

According to statistics, India came in fourth place in the spread of the infection among all countries, ahead of Italy, Spain and the UK.

The Chinese authorities announced the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan on 31 December 2019. The causative agent is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. Subsequently, on 11 March, the who announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus pandemic.