India overtakes Brazil as country with second highest number of Covid-19 cases


A health worker takes a swab sample from a man for a coronavirus test on September 6 in New Delhi, India. Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times / Getty Images

India topped Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases after reporting a new daily high of 90,802 new infections on Monday.

The total number of cases in India now stands at 4,204,613, according to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family. By comparison, Brazil has confirmed 4,137,521 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.

India is the second most populous country in the world, with over 1.3 billion people, more than six times the population of Brazil.

The United States remains the country with the highest number of recorded cases. As of Sunday evening, the United States had reported 6,275,643 cases, according to JHU.

Low mortality rate: From Monday, India had recorded 71,642 virus-related deaths, well below the United States with nearly 189,000 deaths and in Brazil more than 126,000 deaths.

According to JHU data, India’s death rate of five virus-related deaths per 100,000 population is lower than that of more than 80 countries and territories.

For comparison, the death rate in the United States is 58 per 100,000 people, while that of Brazil is 60 per 100,000 people, according to JHU.

Reopening: The rapid rise in infections in India comes after the government announced a new phase of reopening last week. Metro trains will be allowed to run for the first time in months from September 7, while gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed during sporting, entertainment, cultural and religious events outside of sensitive areas. from September 21.

Schools and colleges will remain closed until the end of September.

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