Another record high virus count in India

India has posted another record high virus count - more than 8000 cases in one day.
India has posted another record high virus count - more than 8000 cases in one day.

More than 8000 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in India in a single day, another record high that tops the deadliest week in the country.

The health ministry said on Sunday that confirmed infections have risen to 182,143, with 5164 fatalities - including 193 in the last 24 hours.

More than 60 per cent of the overall virus fatalities have been reported from only two states - Maharashtra, the financial hub, and Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The new cases are largely concentrated in six Indian states, including the capital New Delhi.

Australian Associated Press