India's coronavirus infections rise to 7.12 million
October 12, 2020 12:34 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, in New Delhi, India October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo
BENGALURU, Oct 12: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 66,732 in the last 24 hours to 7.12 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.
Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 816 to 109,150, 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.