India’s COVID tally passes 25 mln; cyclone complicates efforts in Modi’s state – Reuters India

BENGALURU, May 18 (Reuters) – India’s total coronavirus cases surged past the 25 million mark on Tuesday, boosted by 263,533 new infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 4,329.

India becomes the world’s second nation, after the United States, to pass the grim milestone. The country’s total case load is now at 25.23 million, while the death toll is at 278,719, according to health ministry data. (Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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