INDIA’S COVID-19 CASES CROSSED 4.2 MILLION, OVERTAKING BRAZIL AS THE SECOND WORST-HIT COUNTRY AFTER THE UNITED STATES
According to the Johns Hopkins University tally, the 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past Brazil with 4.2 million cases.
India is now only behind the United States, where more than 6.2 million people have been infected.
On Monday, India’s Health Ministry also reported 1,016 deaths for a total of 71,642, the third-highest national toll.
The world’s second-most populous country with 1.4 billion people, India has been recording the world’s largest daily increases in coronavirus cases for almost a month.
Despite over 2 million new cases in the past month and the virus spreading through the country’s smaller towns and villages, the Indian government has continued relaxing restrictions to revitalize the economy.