India now has the second highest Covid-19 cases toll in the world | Pakistan Today

India now has the second highest Covid-19 cases toll in the world

India, home to the world’s fastest-growing outbreak, has surpassed Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases, reports The New York Times.

On Monday, India reported 90,802 new cases, breaking its own record from the day before and taking its total to more than 4.2 million, according to a New York Times database. Brazil is now third with more than 4.1 million cases.

In early July, India surpassed Russia to become the country with the third-highest number of cases. By then, the United States was entrenched at No. 1, where it remains with more than 6.2 million cases.

“Crowded cities, lockdown fatigue and a lack of contact tracing have spread Covid-19 to every corner of this country of 1.3 billion people,” The Times’s Jeffrey Gettleman and Sameer Yasir reported in late August.

India has recorded 71,642 deaths from the virus, the world’s third-highest toll after the United States and Brazil, though as a youthful nation India has a relatively low death rate per capita.

India’s surge in cases comes as the government continues to ease lockdown measures in an effort to help the economy. On Monday, the subway system in New Delhi, the capital, began a phased reopening after being shut for more than five months.

The pandemic has been economically devastating for India, which not so long ago dreamed of becoming a global powerhouse. Last week, the government reported a 24 percent contraction in the second quarter, the worst among the world’s top economies.



2 Comments

  1. FARHAN KHAN said:

    India, after USA, has the second highest Covid-19 cases toll in the world because of the over populations. The need of the hour is to focus on the issue of population explusion. Otherwise, these countries will never get rid of such problems.

  2. FARHAN KHAN said:

    India, after the USA, has the second highest Covid-19 cases toll in the world because of the over populations. The need of the hour is to focus on the issue of population explosion. Otherwise, these countries will never get rid of such problems.

*

*

Top