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India becomes third country in world to record five lakh COVID-19 deaths

Firstpost | 04/02/2022 04:54 PM | Click to read full article

India crossed the grim milestone of 5 lakh COVID-19 deaths on 3 February, 2022, becoming the third country in the world to do so after the US and Brazil.

The total death toll has climbed to 5,00,055 with 1,072 daily fatalities, Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am stated. With over 9.2 lakh deaths, US has the highest number of fatalities due to the infection followed by Brazil with over 6.3 lakh, according to the Worldometers, which has been compiling global COVID-19 data.