COVID-19 India becomes third nation to cross 300,000 deaths

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India’s reported COVID-related deaths have now surpassed 300,000 on Monday.

This development makes India the third country after the United States and Brazil to cross 300,000 deaths as it grapples with a second wave of the pandemic.

Between Sunday and Monday, the country’s Health Ministry recorded 4,454 deaths related to Coronavirus, bringing the total tally to 303,720.

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About 222,000 new infections were also reported, taking the South Asian country’s infected persons tally to 26.75 million.

In the last few months, India has battled a brutal second wave of COVID-19 infections.

India recorded 100,000 of its 300,000 deaths in less than a month but despite the alarming reports, experts have suggested that the country’s actual death toll may be far higher than the official tally.

Coronavirus has now infected more than 167 million people worldwide, killing about 3.4 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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