India’s coronavirus cases surpass 5 million mark

Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) attend an evening buffet at a terrace of the Yatharth Hospital in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 15, 2020. Picture taken September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus cases surged past 5 million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed.

India is only the second country in the world to cross the grim milestone of 5 million cumulative cases, after the United States.

The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 82,066, the ministry said, with 1290 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.

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