India coronavirus cases pass 5 million: health ministry


NEW DELHI, Sept 16, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – India’s total number of novel coronavirus cases passed five million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed, as the pandemic extends its grip on the vast country at an ever-faster rate.

With its latest one million cases recorded in just 11 days, a world record, India now has 5.02 million infections. Only the United States has more, with 6.59 million infections.