India reports record 352,991 new COVID-19 cases

By: Reuters April 26,2021 - 01:21 PM

Police detain people who flouted the Covid-19 coronavirus safety protocols of wearing face mask during an awareness drive held in Siliguri on April 25, 2021. Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP

BENGALURU — India on Monday set a global record for a rise in daily coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day, while deaths from COVID-19 also jumped by an all-time high over the last 24 hours.

With 352,991 new cases, India’s total caseload has crossed 17 million. Deaths rose by a record 2,812 to reach a total of 195,123, according to health ministry data.

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