The South Asia sub-region surpassed 10 million COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, led by India where officials have been concerned Diwali celebrations could derail a recent fall in infections.
South Asia – consisting of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka – accounts for 18% of global cases and almost 11% of global deaths, according to the Reuters tally.
It is the second sub-region, after the North America, to cross the 10 million case threshold.
The South Asian countries account for 23% of the world’s population of 7.59 billion people.
India, the only Asian country among the top ten countries worst affected by the pand…
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