India’s daily COVID infections soar to a new high of 184,372

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India’s new coronavirus infections have reached a record of 184,372 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, as most parts of the South Asian nation battles a second and more vicious surge in cases.
The nationwide tally of infections is 13.9 million, with the data on Wednesday showing deaths rose by 1,027, bringing the death toll to 172,085.
From reporting less than 10,000 cases per day earlier this year, India has been the world’s worst-hit country since April 2 by new daily cases.
The country is currently reporting about double the daily cases of the United States and Brazil, the two other worst-affected countries, though its daily death numbers are lower.
India’s total infections rank after only the US, having overtaken Brazil on Monday.
Al Jazeera's Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi.

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