India death toll surpasses 1,000

A worker sprays a mosque with disinfectant

The death toll in India has sadly passed 1,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Wednesday saw the largest daily death toll yet with 73 fatalities recorded.

Over 31,000 cases have been confirmed in the country.

The figure is relatively low in comparison with other countries however experts have warned that there is a lack of testing in the country.

Virologist Jacob John told AFP news agency: “We see low numbers but we do not know how to validate those numbers or rates.”

India has been in lockdown since 25 March and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has indicated that the lockdown could continue beyond 3 May.

Read more about  Covid-19 death rates here.

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