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India overtook Russia in the number of cases COVID-19, media reported

India ranked third in the world in the number of cases of coronavirus, overtaking Russia, according to the newspaper Deccan Herald, citing its own calculations.

According to the newspaper, about Sunday night in India revealed 694 053 cases. The newspaper reminds that according to the University of Johns Hopkins, the largest number of cases in the world - in the US, there was a 2.85 million cases of coronavirus, in second place is Brazil, where the coronavirus was found to have more than 1.57 million people, in Russia - more than 680 thousand patients.

According to official data, the number of identified cases of coronavirus in India on Sunday morning exceeded 673 thousands, killed more than 19 thousand people.

Despite the growing number of cases, the authorities in late June announced the second phase of the exit from the isolation mode. Under the new rules, in those places which are declared zones of distribution of the coronavirus (where the number of patients continues to increase), the lockdown was extended until July 31. To this same period, extended the shutdown of schools and universities. During the first phase, which began June 8, was allowed to open temples, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, in the world, discovered more than 11 million cases of infection, over 528 thousand people died.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.