NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reported a record-high 126,789 new Covid-19 cases, as per health ministry data, with much of the country struggling to contain a second surge in coronavirus infections.
Single-day rise of more than 1.26 lakh new cases push India's infection tally to 1,29,28,574 cases. The number of active Covid-19 cases in India stands at 9,10,319, while 1,18,51,393 people have recovered so far, as per ministry data.
Covid-19 deaths rose by 685, taking the tally to 166,862, the data showed.
India's overall caseload at 12.9 million makes it the third most affected globally, behind the United States and Brazil.