India’s coronavirus national total surpassed the 2 million mark on Friday, becoming the third nation after the US and Brazil to reach the milestone, federal health ministry data shows.
While the US and Brazil have higher caseloads of the COVID-19, India’s 2 million-mark came faster than the two other nations that have crossed the ally earlier. In just 20 days India crossed the 2 million mark.
The US touched the 2 million-mark 43 days after the first million milestones. In the case of Brazil, the Latin American nation took 27-days to touch the second million.
Earlier it was reported, India’s COVID-19 epidemic is the fastest growing in the world. In the past 24-hours, the country reported 62,170 cases, taking its total count up to 2,025,409.
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India is currently in its way to ‘unlocking’ as various parts of the nation try to reel back from the economic setback. Several states have opened business activities like yoga, gym and other public centres while several others are retracting the re-opening plans with a rise in cases.
So far, India has recorded 40,700 deaths, which experts say is comparatively lower given the population of the country which is 1.3 billion. India in recent weeks has significantly ramped up testing.
Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Telengana in the recent days have seen a surge in new infections.
However, the BBC noted, India is not defenceless against the virus, and the success in containing the spread in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum and NCR Delhi is a proof.