India's coronavirus infections below 40,000 for fourth day in a row


FILE PHOTO: A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of a passenger at a railway station, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's daily rise in coronavirus infections stayed below 40,000 for a fourth straight day, as 35,551 new cases took the tally to 9.53 millon, health ministry data showed on Thursday.

India's daily rate has fallen since the south Asian nation reported the world's highest such tallies through most of August and September, despite a busy festival season last month that experts had warned could trigger a spike in infections.

But its tally remains the world's second highest after the United States, where the figure is 13.7 million.

Deaths in India rose by 526, taking the toll to 138,648, the ministry added.

(Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps)

(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In World

U.S. will stand with Southeast Asian countries against Chinese pressure: Blinken
Mexican president progressing well with minor symptoms after COVID-19 diagnosis, minister says
Walmart to build more robot-filled warehouses at stores
Singapore detains teen for intending to attack mosques
Think your kid’s being bullied online? Don’t just read their messages
Australian state borders to reopen with zero local virus cases
Thais seek to restore fortunes with mock funerals
Biden polls higher in first week than Trump at any time
Rumours and fear dog Philippine plan for coronavirus vaccine drive
US scientists developing a mask sensor that detects the novel coronavirus

Stories You'll Enjoy


-->