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India reports a record 131,968 new COVID-19 infections

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A health worker takes swab sample of children to test for COVID-19 in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021.

A health worker takes swab sample of children to test for COVID-19 in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021. (AP photo)

India reported 131,968 new COVID-19 infections on Friday (April 9), a record increase for a third straight day, data from the health ministry showed.

Deaths rose by 780 to a total of 167,642.

With an overall tally at 13.06 million, India’s overall caseload was the third-highest globally, behind the United States and Brazil.


Updated : 2021-05-13 08:15 GMT+08:00