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India Surpasses 5 Million Cases as Coronavirus Infections Skyrocket

HeadlineSep 16, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has surpassed 5 million, the second highest in the world after the U.S. India reported over 90,000 new cases and nearly 1,300 deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the nation’s overall toll to over 82,000. Despite the surge in cases and deaths, India is continuing to lift restrictions across the country. On Monday, India’s Parliament opened for the first time in six months, but 25 lawmakers couldn’t take part in person after testing positive for COVID-19.

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