India’s confirmed coronavirus cases crossed to three million mark yesterday with nearly 70,000 new infections as the disease continues to surge in the world’s second most-populous nation.
India’s health ministry said that 69,239 cases were detected yesterday with 912 deaths taking the total number of fatalities to 56,706.Experts say that the real scale of infections is much higher. Last week Authorities in Delhi said that an antibody study in megacity suggested more than a quarter of the capital’s population had contracted the infection.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns late in March which has been mostly eased in recent weeks. Epidemic has left Asia’s third- largest economy reeling, and tens of millions of people have lost their jobs and livelihoods.
State and cities have imposed localized lockdowns including Haryana and Punjab, where cases have spiked in recent weeks.
Previously main hotspots have been the teeming megacities of New Delhi and Mumbai, home to some of world’s biggest slums. Srinath Reddy who is a non-governmental Public Health Foundation of India said that they are seeing a fairly sharp rise in cases overall for India.Follow us in social media: