India reports record daily jump of 77,266 coronavirus infections

A barber wearing a protective face mask looks at his mobile phone as he waits for customers, amidst the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

MUMBAI – India reported a record daily jump of 77,266 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking its total to 3.39 million, as cases surged across the country, data from the federal health ministry showed.

India has reported the highest single-day caseload in the world every day since Aug. 7, a Reuters tally showed, and is the third-most affected country behind only the United States and Brazil.

Deaths in the same period went up by 1,057, taking the total toll to 61,529.


August 28, 2020

Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Jacqueline WongOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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