Is India fast becoming world’s new coronavirus epicenter?3 min read . Updated: 31 Aug 2020, 05:38 PM IST
- As many as 78,512 new cases were added today taking the total tally to over 3.6 mn. On Sun, India reported the highest ever 1-day surge among all major countries.
- And unlike the US and Brazil, India’s case growth is still accelerating 7-month after the reporting of its 1st coronavirus case on Jan. 30. The pathogen has only just penetrated the rural areas where the bulk of its 1.3 bn population lives
India is fast becoming the world’s new virus epicenter, setting a record for the biggest single-day rise in cases as experts predict that it’ll soon pass Brazil -- and ultimately the US -- as the worst outbreak globally.
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