India’s COVID-19 cases breached the 8 million mark on Oct 29, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.
India continues to have the second-highest tally of infections after the United States, which has recorded 8.9 million cases.
Cases in India have dipped sharply from September’s peak, but experts warn the onset of winter, and the current festival season could bring another spike, according to an Aljazeera report.
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