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Sunday Sep 20 2020
By
Reuters

India's COVID-19 cases climb up to 5.4 million

By
Reuters
The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August and lags behind only the United States. Photo: AFP/File

India’s coronavirus cases tally rise up to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Sunday.

The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections.

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A total of 1,113 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said, taking mortalities to 86,752, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases.

With coronavirus cases rampantly climbing in India, doctors say that everyone in the country could be a potential carrier for the virus.

The disease is rampant in rural India, where people often have to rely on the most basic health facilities.