Coronavirus: India reports record 1,133 new COVID-19 deaths

A worker sanitizes the interior of the Delhi Metro coach before it resumes operation. (Reuters)

India on Tuesday reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total.

The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India’s tally to nearly 4.3 million — second only to the United States and maintaining an upward surge amid an ease in nationwide restrictions to help mitigate the economic pain.

The country’s death toll now stands at 72,775.

India has been reporting the highest single-day caseload in the world for more than a month.

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The rise in cases is partly due to increased testing. The number of daily tests conducted across the country has risen to more than a million. Nearly 3.3 million people in India have recovered from COVID-19 so far.

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The pandemic has been economically devastating for India. Its economy contracted nearly 24 percent in the second quarter, the worst among the world’s top economies.

More than 27.34 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 891,227 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 08 September 2020 KSA 15:32 - GMT 12:32
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