India virus deaths pass 100,000

A health worker collects a swab sample of a woman at a free Covid-19 testing van in Hyderabad, India on August 25, 2020.

Photo credit: Noah Seelam | Afp

What you need to know:

  • That India's real numbers might be much worse than the official data suggest is borne out by a string of studies measuring antibodies to the virus among the population.
  • On Tuesday, India's lead pandemic agency released a survey suggesting that more than 60 million people -- 10 times the official figure -- could have contracted the virus.

Deaths from the novel coronavirus in India passed 100,000 on Saturday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to rage across the world's second most populous country.

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