India’s Coronavirus Infections Rise To 6.63 MillionOct 5, 2020 | Pratirodh Bureau
India’s coronavirus case tally rose by 74,442 in the last 24 hours to 6.63 million on Monday morning, data from the Health Ministry showed.
Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 903 to 102,685, the Ministry said.
India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil, and its epidemic shows no sign of abating.
Last week, India further eased restrictions and permitted states to open schools and movie theatres.
Meanwhile, doctors treating U.S. President Donald Trump for COVID-19 sent conflicting signals about the severity of his condition on Sunday, hours before the president surprised supporters gathered outside the hospital with an impromptu motorcade.
Trump, 74, wore a mask as he waved from the back seat of a black SUV that crawled in a caravan of vehicles in front of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, while supporters waving Trump 2020 flags chanted: “USA! USA!”
It was Trump’s first appearance in public since he was evacuated to the hospital on Friday.
“It’s a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about COVID,” he said in a video posted on Twitter shortly beforehand.
Trump, who said on Friday morning he had the infectious disease, was swiftly criticized for risking the health of support staff.