India reports daily rise in coronavirus cases of 240,842

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(Reuters) – India on Sunday reported 240,842 new coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours and deaths rose by 3,741.

Total infections in the country stood at 26.5 million while the country’s total death toll was at 299,266, according to data from the health ministry.

India leads the world in the daily average number of new deaths reported, accounting for one in every three deaths reported worldwide each day, according to a Reuters tally.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair and Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)



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