India reported 414,188 fresh infections of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 3,915 deaths due to the virus on Friday, according to the Union health ministry dashboard at 8am. With this, the country's cumulative infections went up to 21,491,598 and the toll was pushed to 234,083.
The huge spike in deaths comes amid various states including Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan tightening restrictions in order to curb the spread of the virus.The highly virulent virus has infected more than 156 million and killed over 3 million people around the world, according to the real-time statistics provider website Worldometers. India is leading the world's daily infection count with over 4 lakh new cases reported for two days in a row. On Thursday, 412,262 fresh Covid-19 cases had pushed India's infection tally to over 21 million.
Source: Hindustan Times