India reports more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases

India reports more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases

India registered over 73,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday, taking infections to 6.9 million, according to health ministry figures.

An update released by the health ministry said 73,272 fresh cases and 926 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Total infections have now reached 6,979,423 and deaths stand at 107,416.

India is likely to cross 7 million cases Sunday.

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The figures are showing a slight decline in daily numbers compared to

last month when daily infections hovered around 90,000 cases for days.

Experts believe India may soon surpass the US — the worst-affected country — in the pandemic’s severity.

According to Johns Hopkins University, which compiles coronavirus figures, they ranked India second globally in cases, while it is third in deaths.

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