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India reports 264,202 new coronavirus infections in past 24 hours

  • >> Reuters
    Published: 2022-01-14 12:29:59 BdST

A man wearing a protective mask sprays disinfectant on Hindu pilgrims as they arrive at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, Jan 13, 2022. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

India reported 264,202 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking its total tally to 36.58 million, the federal health ministry said on Friday.

Deaths from COVID-19 rose by 315, with total mortalities now at 485,350, the ministry said.