India reached another milestone in its coronavirus fight – 6 million cases. The South Asian nation is the second nation in the world after the United States to achieve this feat.
India reported 82,170 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
India’s case numbers have been rising swiftly over the past few months.
From the first Covid-19 case recorded in India on January 30, it took six months for the country to reach 1 million infections. However, it took just two more months for India to reach 6 million cases.
The country’s death toll stands at 95,542, with 1,039 new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
Even though India officially reports 6 million cases, experts believe millions of cases have gone undetected.
The government’s own antibody tests on a random sample of people nationwide estimate 6.4 million infections in early May, as compared to the recorded case count of 52,000 around that time.