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The Financial Express

India sets yet another daily record for coronavirus infections

| Updated: April 17, 2021 16:14:43


Patients with breathing problems wear oxygen masks as they wait inside ambulances in a queue to enter a Covid-19 hospital, amidst the coronavirus disease pandemic, Ahmedabad, India on April 14, 2021 — Reuters photo Patients with breathing problems wear oxygen masks as they wait inside ambulances in a queue to enter a Covid-19 hospital, amidst the coronavirus disease pandemic, Ahmedabad, India on April 14, 2021 — Reuters photo

India reported a record daily increase of 217,353 Covid-19 infections over the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Friday.

It was the eighth record daily increase in the last nine days. Total cases reached nearly 14.3 million, second only to the United States which has reported more than 31 million infections.

India’s deaths from Covid-19 rose by 1,185 to reach a total of 174,308, the data showed.

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