India's COVID deaths surpass 300,000


Posted at May 24 2021 01:43 PM

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Volunteers carry the body of a person who died due to COVID-19, at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, May 13, 2021. Samuel Rajkumar, Reuters/File

BENGALURU - India's overall death toll from COVID-19 crossed 300,000 on Monday, as it reported 4,454 deaths over the last 24 hours.

Its daily coronavirus infections rose by 222,315.

The South Asian country's total coronavirus cases are now at 26.75 million, while total fatalities are at 303,720, according to health ministry data. (Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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