India's coronavirus infections surge to 6.23 million

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a woman, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis reuters_tickers
This content was published on September 30, 2020 - 05:03

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India's coronavirus case tally surged to 6.23 million after it reported 80,472 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday.

Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 1,179 in the last 24 hours to 97,497, the ministry said.

The south Asian nation, which is second only to the United States in terms of total cases, has a scope for higher infections with a large chunk of the population still unexposed to the virus, a survey showed on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Derek Francis in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Share this story

Join the conversation!

With a SWI account, you have the opportunity to contribute on our website.

You can Login or register here.