India’s records 53,000 new COVID-19 infections


India's records 53,000 new COVID-19 infections
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks crowd a marketplace amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni

India added 53,476 COVID-19 infections overnight, the highest daily rise since Oct. 23, the health ministry data showed on Thursday.

India has 11.8 million COVID-19 cases, the third-highest amount behind the United States and Brazil.

The country reported 251 new deaths, taking the overall tally to 160,692, the data showed.

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