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September surge: India No.1 in COVID-19 cases and deaths in first 15 days

September is proving to be a grim month for India in its fight against coronavirus pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the number of people who caught the infection in the first fortnight of the month was more than twice the number of new infections in US—the second worst hit country. While India added 13,08,991 cases in the 15-day period, the United States registered 5,57,657 cases and Brazil which is third in this list recorded 4,83,299 cases. India also tops the list of deaths that have happened due to the virus during this period. While India lost 16,307 lives in the 15-day period, the US and Brazil recorded 11,461 and 11,178 deaths respectively.

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