Covid: India is world’s second-worst hit country

By Eudore R. Chand

BENGALURU 9 September 2020: India’s coronavirus infections surged past 4.2 million on Monday as it overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases, Reuters reported.

With 4,204,613 infections, India is nearly 70,000 cases ahead of Brazil, which will post its most recent numbers later on Monday.

India, with a daily record 90,802 cases on Monday, also has the fastest-growing case load. The United States, with more than 6 million cases, remains the worst-affected country, said Wam.

Deaths in India have been relatively low so far, but it has posted more than 1,000 deaths for each of the last five days.

On Monday, India’s health ministry said 1,016 people died of Covid-19, taking total mortalities to 71,642, Reuters added.

India records highest COVID-19 deaths in more than a month

India recorded its highest daily deaths from the coronavirus in more than a month on Tuesday, even as new infections slowed, Reuters said, citing data from the health ministry.

It added that 1,133 people had died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest since July, taking total mortalities to 72,775. But new daily cases were at 75,809, the lowest in a week.

India surpassed Brazil on Monday to become the country with the most number of coronavirus cases outside of the United States and has a cumulative caseload of 4.28 million.

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