Sunday 18 April 2021 - 9:15:44 pm

India reports record 126,789 new COVID-19 cases


NEW DELHI, 8th April, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- India reported a record-high 126,789 new COVID-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Thursday, with much of the country struggling to contain a second surge in coronavirus infections.

Deaths rose by 685, taking the tally to 166,862, the data showed.

India's overall caseload reached 12.9 million, the third-most affected globally, behind the United States and Brazil.

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