Egypt Independent

India reports record daily jump of 95,735 coronavirus cases

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India reported record jumps in new coronavirus infections and deaths on Thursday, taking its tally of cases past 4.4 million, health ministry figures showed.

In the last 24 hours, 95,735 new infections were detected, with 1,172 deaths accounting for the highest single-day mortality figures in more than a month, to push the toll beyond 75,000.

Infections are growing faster in India than anywhere else in the world and the United States is the only nation worse affected.

Editing by Clarence Fernandez

Photo: A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes swab from a construction worker for a rapid antigen test at a construction site, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave