July 23, 2020 / 4:45 AM / 22 days ago

India reports record 45,720 new coronavirus cases, deaths rise by 1,129

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes swab from a woman to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kolkata, India, July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India reported a record jump of 45,720 in coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 1.24 million, the health ministry said on Thursday.

India also reported 1,129 deaths for Wednesday, taking the death toll to 29,861. India has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil.

Reporting by Chris Thomas and Anuron Kumar Mitra; Editing by Tom Hogue

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