July 17, 2020 / 4:06 AM / 18 days ago

India's coronavirus cases cross 1 million

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing protective gear takes swab from a man for a rapid antigen test to tackle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a check-up point on a bus terminal in Ahmedabad, India, July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s cases of novel coronavirus crossed the million mark, the health ministry data showed on Friday, as infections spread out into the smaller towns and the countryside following the lifting of a vast lockdown.

Only the United States and Brazil have a higher number of cases. India’s total deaths stood at 25,602 the health ministry said.

Reporting by Chandini Monappa and Derek Francis; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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