India sets global record with single-day rise in coronavirus cases
August 30, 2020 12:00 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask disinfects seats of an air-conditioned passenger bus after Gujarat state authorities resumed the bus services after easing lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
NEW DELHI, Aug 30: India’s single day tally of 78,761 coronavirus infections on Sunday was the highest reported by any nation since the pandemic began.
It surpassed a July 16 figure of 77,299 cases in the United States, a Reuters tally of official data showed.
The world’s second most populous nation is the third worst affected globally after the United States and Brazil, but its daily tallies have exceeded those of the other two countries for almost two weeks.