India’s virus cases surpass 600,000

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 yesterday with the nation’s infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the past 24 hours raised the national total to 604,641, with nearly 100,000 of them in the past four days. A total of 17,834 people have died so far due to the virus, according to India’s Health Ministry. More than 60 per cent of the cases are in the worst-hit Maharashtra state, Tamil Nadu state, and the capital territory of New Delhi. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin