India overtakes Brazil with 2nd-highest COVID-19 cases
Published: 11:18 AM, 7 September 2020 Updated: 01:59 PM, 7 September 2020
India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases behind the United States.
The country's health ministry data showed that India has recorded over 4.20 million infections since the pandemic began, compared with 4.12 million in Brazil and 6.25 million in the US.
The South Asian country also has the fastest-growing caseload. The country recorded its highest single-day spike of 90,802 coronavirus cases on Monday.
Five most affected states of the country by the total tally of cases are - Maharashtra (9,07,212) Andhra Pradesh (476,000), Tamil Nadu (4,63,480), Karnataka (398,000), and Uttar Pradesh (266,283).
India ranks 3rd in COVID-19 death toll with 71,642 fatalities, fewer than the 126,203 in Brazil and 188,540 in the US. However, many experts said that India is not testing enough people and the real numbers may be much higher.