India: Covid-19 caseload hits 20 million

India’s overall Covid-19 caseload crossed the 20-million mark on Tuesday, the Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) reported.

Some 357,229 new cases were reported, taking the total cases to 20,282,833, the Health Ministry said. Fatalities stood at 222,408, with 3,449 new deaths.

No information was provided on the ages of those who died or if they suffered any pre-existing conditions.

But many experts have warned that the official figures are a significant undercount, citing low testing rates and a number of people dying at home, particularly in rural areas.

New Delhi, the worst-affected city, reported as many as 18,043 new cases and 448 deaths. While this represents the highest daily death count, it is the lowest number of new daily cases in the capital since April 15.



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