India’s coronavirus infections have surged past 4.2 million on Monday as it overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases.
With 4,204,613 infections, the country has nearly 70,000 cases more than Brazil, which will post its most recent numbers later on Monday.
India, with a daily record of 90,802 new cases recorded on Monday, also has the fastest-growing caseload. The United States, with more than 6 million cases, remains the worst-affected country.
Deaths in India have been relatively low so far, but it has posted more than 1,000 deaths for each of the last five days.
On Monday, India’s health ministry said 1,016 people died of COVID-19, taking total mortalities to 71,642.
Menawhile, The Delhi Metro transit system that serves India’s sprawling capital New Delhi and adjoining areas resumed operations on Monday after five months.
“Despite India recording more cases [daily basis] than any other country in the world, the easing of restrictions are set to continue,” Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reported from New Delhi said.
“That is also despite the fact the serological tests that look for [coronavirus] antibodies and independent health experts say that the real number of cases are many times the confirmed number,” she added.