India COVID-19 Infections Spike, John’s Hopkins University Reports

India COVID-19 Infections Spike, John’s Hopkins University ReportsWASHINGTON, LELEMUKU.COM - As coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 5.1million and deaths climbed above 333,000, according to John’s Hopkins University statistics, India’shealth ministrysaid Friday the country recorded its largest one-day spike in COVID-19 infections, with 6,088.

There were 148 deathsin India during the same Thursday morning to Friday time frame, the health ministry said. The country hasnearly 120,000coronavirus infectionsoverall.

While Europe has been hard-hit by the outbreak, Latin America is becoming a coronavirus hotspot. Brazil now has thethird-highest number of cases in the world after the U.S. and Russia after recording more than 20,000 deaths and a record 1,188 deaths in a 24-hour period.

A grave digger at acemetery outside Sao Paulo said "We've been working 12-hour days, burying them one after the other. It doesn't stop."

Chile, Mexico andPeru have also seensteadyincreases in infections.

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that coronavirus cases on the continent have topped 100,000.Africahas so far notexperiencedthe high numbersofcasesseen inotherparts of the world.

More than 3,100 people have diedonthe continent of 1.3 billion peopleand theAfrica CDC director says the continent has seenaboutthe same number of new cases in the past week as the week before. “We hope that trend continues,”Africa CDC director John Nkengasong said. (VOA)
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