India reports more than 200,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time

A police officer points at people in line at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India April 11, 2021. — Reuters pic

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NEW DELHI, April 15 ― India reported a record 200,739 Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours, according to data issued by the health ministry today.

Deaths stood at 1,038, taking the total to 173,123, the data showed.

The country’s total case load reached 14.1 million, just behind the United States that leads the global tally with 31.4 million cases. ― Reuters