India's COVID-19 infections surge to 5.82 million

India's COVID-19 infections surge to 5.82 million

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai
People wearing protective face masks leave the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni)

BENGALURU: India's coronavirus case tally surged to 5.82 million after it recorded 86,052 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Friday (Sep 25).

A total of 1,141 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking mortalities to 92,290, which is a relatively low 1.6 per cent of all cases.

Globally, India has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind the United States where infections crossed 7 million on Thursday.

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Source: Reuters/lk