India passes grim milestone of 10 million COVID-19 infections

Reuters

Posted at Dec 19 2020 01:47 PM

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People are seen at a market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the old quarters of Delhi, October 19, 2020. Anushree Fadnavis, Reuters


NEW DELHI — India's coronavirus tally breached the 10 million mark on Saturday, the world's second highest, even though the number of new daily cases has fallen sharply since a mid-September peak.

It reported 25,152 new infections and 347 deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The virus has so far killed 145,136 people in the country.

After hitting a peak of nearly 98,000 cases in September, daily cases are now down to an average of 27,000. 

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