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The rate of new COVID-19 cases in India is higher than all of North America, Johns Hopkins data shows

Posted On: May 12, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The rate of new COVID-19 cases in India is higher than all of North America, Johns Hopkins data shows

Summary List Placement India's rate of daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing higher than that of all of North America combined, according to Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center .
India reported just 11,300 additional cases per day in February 2021 but just two months later, in April, the country is reporting more than 330,000 new cases per day - a 2,820% increase.
That equates to a rate of 204 new cases per 1 million people, far surpassing the rate of infection across an entire continent: North America, which saw roughly 134.5 new cases per 1 million people.
India surpassed 15 million total cases of coronavirus on Monday. The country has the world's second-highest cumulative number of cases and second-highest number of recorded deaths in the world, behind only the United States.
The massive spike in coronavirus cases has already led to an oxygen shortage in northern Indian hospitals. Previous Insider reports noted that some hospitals had just hours of oxygen left before...

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