India coronavirus infections surge to 4.3 million

Relatives mourn the death of a man due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi on September 7, 2020. (REUTERS Photo)
Relatives mourn the death of a man due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi on September 7, 2020. (REUTERS Photo)

MUMBAI, September 9 (Reuters): India reported 89,706 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, taking its total caseload to 4.3 million, data from the health ministry showed.

The South Asian nation has the highest number of coronavirus infections outside of the United States, reporting the largest single-day increases in cases every day for more than a month.

Its death rate has remained relatively low, but is starting to show signs of rising, with more than 1,000 deaths reported daily for eight days straight.

In the last 24 hours, 1,115 people died of COIVD-19, taking the death toll in India to 73,890, the health ministry said.