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Most populous nations report new peaks in infection as Covid lockdowns ease

Health experts warn that a second wave of infections could hit unless testing is expanded dramatically once the lockdowns are relaxed

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An officer from the New York Police Department helps workers carry a body out of a house amid the coronavirus disease. Photo: Reuters
An officer from the New York Police Department helps workers carry a body out of a house amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

At least 3,563,596 people have been infected by the novel so far across the globe, while the total number of deaths from the disease stands at 248,135, according to worldometer data.

While millions of people took advantage of easing lockdowns to enjoy spring, some of the world's most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections on Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet.

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First Published: Mon, May 04 2020. 07:57 IST

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