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India surpasses Brazil as No. 2 in COVID-19 infections

Modi government sticks to reopening as nation now trails only the US in infections

A healthcare worker takes a swab from a woman amid the strengthening coronavirus outbreak in Ahmedabad, India, on Sept. 4.

NEW DELHI -- India reported 90,802 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its largest increase ever, as it became the pandemic's second worst-hit country.

The nation's more than 4.2 million cases put it above Brazil, which has confirmed about 4.14 million cases.

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