India becomes second country after the U.S. to top 6 million coronavirus cases

A health worker checks vitals of a coronavirus patient inside the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village Covid Care Centre, on September 27, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

A health worker checks vitals of a coronavirus patient inside the Commonwealth Games Village Covid Care Centre, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. Photo: Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s Ministry of Health confirmed the country’s coronavirus case numbers surpassed 6 million on Monday.

Why it matters: India is only the second country after the U.S. to hit 6 million COVID-19 cases. The South Asian country’s virus tally hit 5 million on Sept. 16 and 4 million on Sept. 4. New infections are in India are currently being reported faster than anywhere else in the world,” AP notes.

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