India's coronavirus cases jump by 67,000, setting daily record

Thursday, 2020-08-13 11:49:22
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A member of Kolkata police adjusts his face mask as he takes part in rehearsal for the Independence Day parade, after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, August 11, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
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India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday (August 13), while the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 47,000.

Infections grew by 66,999 on Thursday from a day earlier to reach a total of nearly 2.4 million to date, India's health ministry said.

The country, with the world's biggest case load behind the United States and Brazil, has now reported a jump of 50,000 cases or more each day for 15 straight days.

Reuters