Coronavirus: India COVID-19 cases surge to 4.85 million, deaths relatively low

A health worker in PPE collects a sample using a swab. (Reuters)

India has recorded 92,071 new cases of the coronavirus, taking total cases to 4.85 million, the federal health ministry said on Monday.

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The world's second-most populous country lags only the United States globally in overall number of infections, but it has been reporting more daily cases than the United States since mid-August.

Deaths have been relatively low so far compared with the number of infections but are seeing an uptick. More than 1,100 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking the total number of fatalities from the disease to 79,722.

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Last Update: Monday, 14 September 2020 KSA 08:55 - GMT 05:55
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