India's coronavirus infections rise by 55,342 to 7.18 million
October 13, 2020 03:36 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks stand in a queue on a platform to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a railway station, in New Delhi, India, October 5, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
BENGALURU, Oct 13: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 55,342 in the last 24 hours to 7.18 million on Tuesday morning, the lowest daily rise since mid-August, data from the health ministry showed.
Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 706 to 109,856, the ministry said.
India’s coronavirus case load topped 7 million on Sunday and the country has added a million cases in just 13 days. It has the second-highest number of infections, behind the United States which is approaching the 8 million mark.