India's coronavirus cases jump by 67,000, setting daily record
August 13, 2020 12:20 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Personal protective equipment (PPE) gear used by employees at a hotel for sanitising rooms, is left out to dry on a rooftop, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India, July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
BENGALURU, Aug 13: India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 47,000.
Infections grew by 66,999 on Thursday from a day earlier to reach a total of nearly 2.4 million to date, India’s health ministry said.
The country, with the world’s biggest case load behind the United States and Brazil, has now reported a jump of 50,000 cases or more each day for 15 straight days.