India adds 53,000 new coronavirus cases

India’s total coronavirus infections are third in the world, behind the United States and Brazil. (Reuters)
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Updated 11 August 2020

India adds 53,000 new coronavirus cases

  • India has been posting an average of around 50,000 new cases a day since mid-June

NEW DELHI: India reported 53,601 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday as its total infections neared 2.3 million.
The Health Ministry also said 871 deaths were newly reported, raising total fatalities to 45,257.
India has been posting an average of around 50,000 new cases a day since mid-June.
Its total infections are third in the world, behind the United States and Brazil. The three countries account for half of the world’s 20 million cases. The true numbers around the world are thought to be much higher because of factors including low testing and the possibility the virus can be spread by people who don’t have symptoms.
The Indian Council of Medical Research, India’s top medical research body, said nearly 25 million samples have been tested.
Health experts, however, say the country needs to test more people given its big population. A country of 1.4 billion people, India has been conducting a little less than 18,000 tests per million population.


Philippines reports 1,509 new coronavirus cases, 60 more deaths

Updated 21 October 2020

Philippines reports 1,509 new coronavirus cases, 60 more deaths

  • The healthy ministry said there were 60 additional COVID-19 deaths confirmed

MANILA: The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 1,509 new coronavirus infections, its lowest daily increase in cases in more than six weeks.
In a bulletin, the ministry said there were 60 additional COVID-19 deaths confirmed. Total cases have risen to 362,243 while deaths have reached 6,747.