India's confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

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India's confirmed coronavirus tally has reached 6 million, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases
India's confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases India's confirmed coronavirus tally has reached 6 million, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases

NEW DELHI -- India's confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases.

The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall total to 6,074,703. At least 1,039 deaths were recorded in the same period, taking total fatalities up to 95,542.

New infections in India are currently being reported faster than anywhere else in the world. The world's second-most populous country is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country in coming weeks, surpassing the U.S., where more than 7.1 million infections have been reported.

In the past week, nearly one in every three new infections reported in the world and one in every five reported coronavirus deaths were in India,…
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