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India's confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

 

September 29, 2020

Ajit Solanki – Associated Press

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 test in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States.

NEW DELHI - India's confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases.

The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall total to 6,074,703. At least 1,039 deaths were recorded in the same period, taking total fatalities up to 95,542.

New infections in India are currently being reported faster than anywhere else in the world. The world's second-most populous country is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country in coming weeks, surpassing the U.S., where more than 7.1 million infections have been reported.

https://www.startribune.com/india-s-confirmed-coronavirus-tally-reaches-6-million-cases/572560251/

 

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