COVID-19: India overtakes Brazil as world’s second worst-hit country
India has reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus.
Deaths in India stood at 904, taking the total to 170,179, data showed on Monday.
India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, while John Hopkins University put the total number of cases in Brazil at 13.48 million. The United States leads the global tally with 31.2 million cases.
India has recorded more than 873,000 cases in the last seven days – an increase of 70 percent compared to the previous week, according to data compiled by AFP news agency.
In comparison, Brazil recorded just over 497,000 cases with an increasing trend of 10 percent from the previous week. The US reported just under 490,000 cases with a rising trend of nine percent.