India falls to fourth spot in seven-day Covid count

Besides several countries in Europe, the virus was spreading rapidly closer home in southeast Asia. Apart from the 43% spike in Indonesia, Malaysia logged a 45% rise in the last seven days, Thailand 38%, Myanmar 48% and Vietnam 130%. In India, fresh cases on Saturday crossed 40,000 for the second time this week as infections surged in Kerala and Manipur, in particular. India logged 41,246 new cases, up from 38,019 on Friday.

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