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The Financial Express

India overtakes Brazil to become world's second worst-hit country by coronavirus

| Updated: April 13, 2021 11:03:27


A police officer points at people in line at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas A police officer points at people in line at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

India reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus.

India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil’s 13.45 million cases, according to data compiled by Reuters. The United States led the global tally with 31.2 million cases.

Deaths in India stood at 904, taking the total to 170,179, data showed.

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