India sets global record with single-day rise in coronavirus cases

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India on Sunday reported the biggest single-day jump in coronavirus infections of any nation in the COVID-19 pandemic, as the epicentre shifts to the south Asian giant.

India’s 78,761 cases exceeded the 77,299 recorded in the United States on July 16, a Reuters tally of official data showed.

The world’s second-most populous nation is, with 3.54 million cases, the third-hardest hit by the pandemic, following the United States and Brazil, but its daily tallies have exceeded those of the other two countries for almost two weeks.

The COVID-19 death toll in India jumped by 948 to 63,498, the federal health ministry data showed.

Maharashtra, India’s wealthiest and most urbanised state, recorded 331 fatalities, the steepest single-day increase among all states, followed by the southern state of Karnataka with 136 deaths.

Despite the surging case numbers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been pushing for a return to normalcy to lessen the economic pain of the pandemic, having earlier imposed strict lockdowns of the country’s 1.3 billion people.

The federal home ministry has decided to let underground train networks reopen with some restrictions in New Delhi, India’s capital of about 20 million people.

The subway will start running on Sept. 7 for the first time since March, when India imposed the world’s strictest lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (Reuters)


  Comments - 7

  • Ravindra Madduri Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:02 PM

    Congratulation... what they cant do for Test cricket record they manage to do with virus.

    Kumar, Lawyer Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:13 PM

    Using the Mathematics of Percentages we can compare both Sri Lanka and India, for how effective they are in combating the covid-19. Sri Lanka is head and shoulders above India for its superiority in tactics , strategies , and common sense in dealing with the pandemic

    sam silva Sunday, 30 August 2020 06:50 PM

    Modi is sacrificing humans for his economy

    GHarry Sunday, 30 August 2020 07:25 PM

    India, a worst nation with whom we must disconnect the relationship immediately to safeguard our beautiful country.

    Witnessed IPKF in Jaffna Sunday, 30 August 2020 07:27 PM

    I hope this is the end of India.

    Madara Monday, 31 August 2020 09:22 AM

    Meanwhile China is at ~85k total cases for over 6 months ... Chinese communist party numbers are such a JOKE!

    Dayawathie Monday, 31 August 2020 09:37 AM

    We have to be very careful so that we don't have a second wave. So far we are very lucky.

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