India crossed the 2.3 million positive threshold due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday after adding nearly 61,000 new cases in a single day, making the Asian country have a higher infection rate than the US and Brazil.
Specifically, the Department of Health reported 60,963 additional positive results and 834 deaths, bringing the tentative balance of deaths to 46,091. More than 1.6 million people have overcome the disease in India, according to the funds raised by the NDTV network.
Maharashtra remains the hardest hit state, with more than 535,000 cases and 18,300 deaths. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to leaders of the ten regions with the highest number of positive results on Monday to appeal for unity in the name of fighting the pandemic.
“If we beat the coronavirus in the ten states, the nation will win too,” said Modi, who advocated stepping up testing to help curb the spread of the disease in a country that has 1.3 billion people and prison already behind has left. massively prescribed in March.