lørdag 27. juni 2020

Global report: India Covid-19 cases pass 500,000 as US records highest daily increase

India has passed half a million coronavirus infections as experts advise the government to prioritise reducing mortality over containing the spread of the virus. It comes as surging infections in Brazil and the United States pushed global cases toward 10 million. India’s federal health ministry reported 17,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the country’s total infections past 500,000, according to a tally from Reuters. Infections were surging in major cities including the capital, Delhi.

Experts advising the government have said the authorities should now prioritise reducing mortality over stopping the spread of Covid-19. “Our focus should be on preventing deaths and not really getting bogged down because of the numbers. Numbers are going to increase,” said Dr Manoj Murhekar, a member of India’s main coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Epidemiology.