The total confirmed COVID-19 positive cases crossed the one-million mark, nearly 170 days after the first case was registered on January 30 in Kerala.
India now has the third highest number of confirmed cases, behind the U.S.’s close to 3.5 million and Brazil’s 1.97 million cases.
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After U.S., India has done most COVID-19 tests: White House
After the U.S., which has carried out 42 million COVID-19 tests, India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, the White House said.
With regard to (the coronavirus) testing, we’ve done more than 42 million tests. The second-highest number is 12 million from India. We’re leading the world in testing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a news conference in Washington on July 16.
The White House was responding to questions related to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.