India reports global daily record of new coronovirus cases


New Delhi (Reuters) – India on Sunday included more than 90,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in a global daily record, according to data from the federal health ministry.

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 90,632 new cases were reported in 24 hours on Sunday, while the number of deaths increased from 1,065 to 70,626.

The country is set to pass Brazil on Monday as the second-most affected country by total infections and will only lag behind the United States, with 6.4 million cases and nearly 193,000 deaths.

Government figures show that coronavirus cases in India have reached 4.1 million and about 3.2 million affected people have been treated.

Medical experts said the country was witnessing a second wave of epidemics in some parts of the country, and the case numbers have increased due to increased testing and loosening of restrictions on public movement.

The government will partially restore metro train services in the national capital in New Delhi from Monday.

In an interview with India Today TV, the epidemic will not end this year as the virus has spread from major cities to other parts of the country, said Randeep Guleria, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

The number of cases may increase before the curve is flat, he said.

India has logged the world’s largest daily coronavirus case load for nearly a month, even after its government pushed for opening of businesses to revive the contracted economy.

Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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