India has reported more than five million cases of COVID-19.
According to data available on the World Health Organization’s website, India reported 90,123 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 5,020,359. India also reported 1,290 deaths in the past 24 hours – the country’s highest single-day total since June 17 – bringing the death toll to 82,066. 16838
September has been a record-setting month for the world’s second-most populated country, where the daily number of new cases has routinely exceeded 90,000.
Since Sept. 3, India has recorded more than one million new cases of the deadly virus and more than 14,000 deaths.
India now has the second-most reported number of COVID-19 cases in the world, after it surpassed Brazil on Sept. 6, and the third-highest number of reported deaths worldwide.
The South Asian nation also set the record for the highest number of new cases ever reported in a 24 hour period by a single nation, when it recorded 97,570 new cases on Sept. 12.
Although the United States has the most recorded number of COVID-19 cases of any nation in the world, with 6,496,246 reported cases, India is rapidly approaching.
Data available on WHO’s website shows that since Aug. 16, India has reported 2.4 million new cases while the United States reported 1.29 million cases during the same period.
India has gone from only having one lab capable of testing COVID-19 back in January to nearly 1,700 labs as of September and that those labs can conduct a million tests per day, according to a media release issued by the Indian government.