Covid cases rising world wide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed 33 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the disease globally.   The US has the highest number of confirmed infections, with 7.1 million, followed by India, with nearly 6.1 million, and Brazil, with 4.7 million. Hard-hit India passes six million cases

As we told you earlier, India has now more than six million confirmed cases of coronavirus, after authorities announced a further 82,170 recorded cases.

India remains in the second spot worldwide for cases, and there are fears it could soon surpass the US, as new infections are rising there faster than anywhere else around the globe.

Some in fact believe the situation could be even worse than reported. Health experts believe that low testing rates are covering up the scale of infections in the country, and there are allegations that authorities are undercounting deaths.

But Dr Balgram Bhargava, the director-general of India’s Council of Medical Research, told the Financial Times on Friday the country had done “exceedingly well in comparison to other developed countries until now, considering the vast and diverse population of the country”.

Graphic showing rising cases and deaths in India BBCCopyright: BBC Article share tools

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