India's coronavirus cases jump by 67,000, setting daily record

Published On: August 13, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

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.

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