Daily wage migrant labourers gather alongside a road as they wait for work, amidst the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, September 10, 2020. — Reuters pic

India coronavirus cases surge to 4.85 million

MUMBAI, Sept 14 — India has recorded 92,071 new cases of the coronavirus, taking total cases to 4.85 million, the federal health ministry said today.

The world's second-most populous country lags only the United States globally in overall number of infections, but it has been reporting more daily cases than the United States since mid-August.

Deaths have been relatively low so far compared with the number of infections, but are seeing an uptick. More than 1,100 people died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking the total number of fatalities from the disease to 79,722. — Reuters