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The Financial Express

India sets new global record for daily Covid-19 cases

| Updated: April 22, 2021 16:48:30


A patient with a breathing problem is helped by his relative to enter a Covid-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Ahmedabad, India on April 19, 2021 - Reuters photo A patient with a breathing problem is helped by his relative to enter a Covid-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Ahmedabad, India on April 19, 2021 - Reuters photo

India on Thursday reported more than 300,000 coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, the highest daily global total, while Covid-19-related deaths also jumped by a record.

India's daily jump in cases of 314,835 surpasses the previous highest one-day rise in the world of 297,430 cases posted by the United States in January. India's total cases are now at 15.93 million, while deaths rose by 2,104 to reach a total of 184,657, according to health ministry data.

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