(AFP) – India on Thursday handed eight million coronavirus cases and the world’s second-worst-hit nation is bracing for a brand new wave within the pandemic.

There have now been 8,040,203 cases and 120,527 deaths throughout the nation of 1.3 billion individuals, in response to the newest authorities figures.

The United States has seen 9.1 million cases and greater than 230,000 deaths.

India has one of many world’s lowest loss of life charges and the variety of new infections has slowed in latest days however authorities are braced for a brand new surge after Diwali, the nation’s most necessary spiritual pageant on November 14 and with the onset of winter.

New Delhi recorded 5,000 new cases on Wednesday, which was the very best day by day determine because the outbreak of the pandemic. Officials have warned that the capital might see greater than 10,000 cases a day within the subsequent wave.

Financial capital Mumbai, India‘s worst-hit metropolis with greater than 250,000 cases and over 10,000 deaths, is at the moment including about 2,000 cases a day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned the inhabitants in latest speeches that they’re being “careless” in giving up social distancing and different precautions.

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