New Delhi: In the second most populous country in the world, India’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded the 3 million mark on Sunday, with nearly 70,000 new infections.
The Ministry of Health said 69,239 cases were detected on Sunday, including 912 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 56,706.
However, many experts say that the actual scale of the infection is much higher.
The authorities in New Delhi said last week that an antibody study conducted in a megacities showed that more than a quarter of the population in the capital was infected with the virus.
The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) implemented one of the strictest lockdown measures in the world in late March, and most of the situation has eased in recent weeks.
But this epidemic has put Asia’s third-largest economy in trouble, and thousands of people have lost their jobs and livelihoods.
Various states and cities have imposed local lockdowns-including Haryana and Punjab, which have seen a surge in cases in recent weeks.
In the past, the main hot spots were New Delhi and Mumbai, which are the locations of some of the world’s largest slums, these large cities with large populations.
K Srinath Reddy of the Indian Non-Governmental Public Health Foundation said: “Currently, the overall number of cases in India is rising sharply.”