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  • India has reached 10 million reported infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday.

  • It's much later than predicted as the pace of infection slows, despite many in the country giving upon masks and social distancing.

  • India is the second worst affected country in the world and hit a peak of nearly 98,000 daily reported cases in mid September.

  • But then daily infections slowed this month.

  • This helped widen its cap with the world's worst hit country, the United States, which has more than 16 million cases.

  • India expects to roll out vaccine soon and is considering emergency use request for three types of vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, Pfizer and local company Bharat Biotech.

  • Some health experts say the fall in cases suggest many Indians may have already developed virus antibodies through natural infection.

  • The National Capital Territory off Delhi said on Saturday its third and the worst search in cases has now ended.

  • A government appointed panel tasked with making projections has estimated that 60% of India's 1.35 billion people have already been infected with the virus.


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