Monday, 20 July 2020 04:13

India now has more than 1 million coronavirus cases. What does that mean?

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India became the third country after the United States and Brazil to report one million coronavirus cases on Friday, according to the country's health ministry. So how did the world's second-most populated country get here? India reported its first case on January 30 -- the patient in the southern Indian state of Kerala had been studying in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the first known case of Covid-19 was recorded last December. For weeks, as coronavirus outbreaks took off in other parts of Asia, India remained relatively unaffected. It wasn't until March 13 that the country reported its first death -- and even then, it had only recorded 73 cases.
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