India reports record 115,736 new COVID-19 infections

BENGALURU (Reuters) -India’s second wave of coronavirus infections continued to swell as the country reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, data from the health ministry showed, as the worst hit states battled to contain the spread of the virus. The total number of cases since the first recorded infection in India just over a year ago now stands at 12.8 million, making it the third worst hit country after the United State and Brazil. Deaths rose by 630 – the most in four days – to 166,177. Ominously, the daily increase has topped 100,000 twice this week. The only other country to po…

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