India has become the second country to surpass 5 million coronavirus cases after the US
India topped 5 million coronavirus cases on Wednesday after reporting 90,123 new infections in the past 24 hours, according to its Health Ministry.
The country has identified 1 million cases in just 11 days since crossing the 4 million mark on September 5.
The Health Ministry also reported 1,290 new coronavirus fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 82,066.
The country of 1.35 billion has seen a rapid increase of new cases in recent weeks. While it took India nearly six months to report 1 million cases, it added another 4 million in just under two months, according to a CNN tally of figures from the Indian Ministry of Health.
Experts believe that some of the measures taken by India in the early days have contributed to the rise in cases. According …continued .
[Original Source: CNN]