India passes grim milestone of 10 million cases

Eudore R. Chand

NEW DELHI 20 December 2020: India’s coronavirus tally breached the 10 million mark on Saturday, the world’s second highest, even though the number of new daily cases has fallen sharply since a mid-September peak.

It reported 25,152 new infections and 347 deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The virus has so far killed 145,136 people in the country.

After hitting a peak of nearly 98,000 cases in September, daily cases are now down to an average of 27,000,said WAM/Reuters.

Worldwide cases cross 74.27 million

LONDON: More than 74.27 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,666,080​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

With 311,102 deaths and over 17.1 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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