India’s COVID-19 infections rise by 28,903, highest in three months

Bengaluru: India’s daily coronavirus infections jumped by 28,903 on Wednesday, data from the health ministry showed, for the highest increase since Dec. 13 and taking the nationwide tally to 11.44 million.

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Deaths swelled by 188, the highest figure in two months, to stand at 159,044.

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India has the world’s highest tally of infections after the United States and Brazil.

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Nearly 62% of infections in the past 24 hours and 46% of the deaths were reported by the western state of Maharashtra, the country’s worst affected.

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The federal government has blamed crowding and a general reluctance to wear masks for the spike, ruling out the virus mutations that have been a factor in Western countries.

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Maharashtra, home to India’s commercial capital of Mumbai, is among the states that have already tightened rules to curb the spread of the virus.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the rise in cases in a video conference with state chief ministers later on Wednesday.

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