India’s coronavirus cases cross 5 million mark
India’s coronavirus cases surged past 5 million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed.
India is only the second country in the world to cross the grim milestone of 5 million cumulative cases, after the United States.
The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 82,066, the ministry said, with 1290 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.
India’s total coronavirus caseload is closing in on the United States’ highest tally of more than 6.6 million cases and expected to surpass it within weeks.
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, Al Jazeera English reports