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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES (11.19.2021, 4:50pm CEST, WHO):   India 11,106    Brazil 11,977    United Kingdom 46,858    Russia 37,156    Turkey 22,234    France 19,840    Argentina 1,553    Germany 52,970    Spain 3,932    Columbia 2,257    Italy 10,645    Mexico 3,836    Ukraine 20,050    Poland 23,242    Philippines 1,297    Malaysia 6,380    Netherlands 23,680    Peru 1,370    Thailand 6,855    Czechia 13,374    Canada 2,448    Romania 3,076    Chile 2,611    Serbia 3,219    Sweden 1,210    Portugal 2,398    Vietnam 10,223    Kazakhstan 1,272    Austria 14,212    Hungary 11,289    Greece 7,276    Georgia 4,278    Bulgaria 2,785    Belarus 1,844    Slovakia 7,418    Azerbaijan 2,124    Croatia 7,270    Bolivia 1,119    Ireland 4,646    Lithuania 1,847    Denmark 4,013    South Korea 3,034    Slovenia 3,662    Latvia 1,221    Laos 1,401    China 31    New Zealand 200    Australia 1,302   

India’s coronavirus cases skyrocket to more than 500,000

Christian Fernsby |
India’s coronavirus cases have surged past 500,000, with the capital of New Delhi and other major cities reporting sharp upticks.

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Topics: INDIA   

In the past 24 hours, for example, more than 17,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, Reuters reported Saturday, citing federal data.

The surge puts India in fourth place with the most cases in the world, behind only the U.S., Brazil and Russia, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections are expected to rise so steadily that experts have told the federal government to focus on stopping deaths — not curbing the spread.

“Our focus should be on preventing deaths and not really getting bogged down because of the numbers. Numbers are going to increase,” Dr Manoj Murhekar, a member of India’s main coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Epidemiology, told Reuters.


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