India's Coronavirus Cases Surpass 5 Million Mark

Wednesday 1442/1/28 - 2020/09/16
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Tokyo, Sep 16, 2020, SPA -- India today, on Wednesday confirmed its coronavirus cases have exceeded the 5 million mark, adding over a million cases in less than two weeks, Kyodo reported.
The world's second most populous country is only behind the United States in total coronavirus cases, with the United States leading the world with over 6.4 million caseloads, according to the World Health Organization.
India exceeded the 4 million threshold on Sept. 5 and two days later overtook Brazil, then the world's No. 2, in the number of confirmed cases.
India now has 5,020,359 cases in total, after confirming 90,123 new cases over a 24-hour period through this morning, with 82,066 deaths to date, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The ministry said 82,961 patients recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and were discharged from isolation or hospital care over the one-day period, a record during the pandemic.
So far, 79 percent of those who are known to have had COVID-19 in the South Asian country have recovered.
--SPA
21:59 LOCAL TIME 18:59 GMT
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