lørdag 19. desember 2020

Covid cases in India reach 10m as country plans vaccination programme

India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have passed 10 million with new infections dipping to their lowest levels in three months, as the country prepares for a massive Covid-19 vaccination programme in the new year.

Additional cases in the past 24 hours dropped to 25,152 from a peak of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The epidemic has infected nearly 1% of India’s more than 1.3 billion people, second to the worst-hit country in the world, the US. The health ministry on Saturday also reported 347 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 145,136.