India coronavirus cases surge to 4.85 million

More than 1,100 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours


Reuters September 14, 2020
Security guards wearing face shields and masks stand outside a train at a Delhi Metro station ahead of the restart of its operations, amidst the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in New Delhi, India, September 3, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI:

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

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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