Health News

India reports daily jump of 50,210 coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: People exit a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India reported a daily jump of 50,210 coronavirus infections, taking its total to 8.36 million, the health ministry said on Thursday.

This was the highest daily jump in cases since Oct. 25, according to a Reuters tally. Cases in India have been dipping since hitting a peak in September, but experts warn that the Diwali festival season could lead to a spike.

Deaths rose by 704, with total mortalities now at 124,315, the ministry said.

Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong