August 17, 2020 12:03 PM NPT
Community health volunteers check the temperature of a woman during a check up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a slum in Mumbai, August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
MUMBAI, Aug 17: India’s death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 50,000 on Monday, as infection numbers surged and total cases were nearly at 2.65 million.
The country reported a daily jump of 57,981 infections, taking the total to nearly 2.65 million, third only behind the United States and Brazil. The death toll jumped by 941, with the total now 50,921.