Global coronavirus cases are expected to pass 30 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing.
More than 29.93 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 937,842 have died, according to the tally.
India reported another record jump in daily coronavirus infections with 97,894 cases in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday. With 5.12 million cases in all, India is the world’s second-worst affected country, and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 6.6 million.
Deaths, which have been relatively low so far in India, are showing an uptick, and the country has recorded more than 1,000 deaths every day for the last two weeks. On Thursday, the federal health ministry said 1,132 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities from the disease to 83,198. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.