Published On: Sun, Sep 20th, 2020

India on track to surpass US as worst-hit by coronavirus pandemic

NEW DELHI — India has registered 92,605 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and is expected to surpass the United States as the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks.

A paramedic prepares for duty at a makeshift COVID-19 care center at an indoor sports stadium, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. India has been reporting the highest single-day rise in the world every day for more than five weeks. It’s expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 1,133 additional deaths for a total of 86,752.

Sunday’s surge raised the country’s virus tally to over 5.4 million. India, however, also has the highest number of recovered patients in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. Its recovery rate stands at about 80%.

Over 60% of the active cases are concentrated in five of India’s 28 states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has faced scathing criticism for its handling of the pandemic amid a contracting economy that left millions jobless.


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: The Associated Press


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