September 17, 2020, 10:43
AKIPRESS.COM - India's coronavirus confirmed cases crossed five million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the country's feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages, AP reported citing authorities. The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the nation's confirmed total to 5,020,359, about 0.35 percent of its nearly 1.4 billion population. It said 1,290 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 82,066.
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.
India reported a record daily high of 97,570 cases on Sept. 11 and has added more than one million cases this month alone.