India’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 14,000 as cases continue to spike


India registered 312 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 14,011, the country’s health ministry announced Tuesday morning local time.

The country also added 14,933 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 440,215.

India, with the fourth highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, has now recorded over 12,000 daily new cases for the sixth consecutive day.

More than 248,000 people have so far recovered from the virus in the country, according to the ministry.

The Indian Council of Medical Research said over 7.1 million coronavirus tests have been conducted across the country since the pandemic began.

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