India’s coronavirus cases surpass 200,000, ‘far away from the peak’: Doctor

Migrant workers wait to board a train at a railway station in Ahmedabad, India. (Reuters)

India's coronavirus infections crossed 200,000, the health ministry said on Wednesday, and a peak could still be weeks away in the world's second most populous country.

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Cases jumped by 8,909 over the previous day in one of the highest single-day spikes, taking the tally to 207,615. Six other nations, from the United States, to Britain and Brazil, have a higher caseload.

“We are very far away for the peak,” said Dr Nivedita Gupta, of the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research. Government officials have previously said it could be later this month, or even July, before cases start to fall off.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 KSA 12:06 - GMT 09:06