India’s daily covid-19 cases skyrockets to 77,266

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 18: Doctors check patients for symptoms of coronavirus before they are allowed to enter the main building at Maulana Azad Hospital on March 18, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Covid-19 cases have hit more than 150 in India so far, with 3 people dying from it. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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.



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