India’s financial capital, Mumbai, has recorded 51,000 cases of Covid-19, taking it past the peak in Wuhan, China where the virus first emerged.
The news comes amid a surge of infections in India, which has 266,598 confirmed cases.
Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, has 90,000 confirmed cases. Infections are also spiking in the capital Delhi, where authorities have said they expect to see more than half a million cases by the end of July.
On the 8th June, shopping malls, places of worship, and offices were allowed to reopen. The hope which also encouraged the government to lift the lockdown – was that most of India’s undetected infections would not be severe enough to require hospitalization.
But the number of rising cases shows that the country could simply be witnessing a late peak in cases, experts say.
News Credit: BBC news