By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

On Friday, India became the third country to hit the unfortunate milestone of 2 million COVID-19 cases, following the United States and Brazil. According to the Ministry of Health, the case and death tally stands at 2,027,074 and 41,585, respectively.

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To date, six states have reported greater than 100,000 cases–Maharashtra, Tail Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The increase in cases of recent has been attributed to an increase in testing.

The death toll in India is one of the lowest reporting only three deaths per 100,000, much lower than other countries.

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According to a CNN report, In March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a “complete” lockdown for India’s 1.3 billion people, making it the largest lockdown in the world.