India reports 42,640 new COVID-19 cases, 1,167 deaths

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BENGALURU — India reported on Tuesday 42,640 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed.

The South Asian country’s total COVID-19 case load now stands at 29.98 million, while total fatalities are at 389,302, the data showed. India’s coronavirus-related deaths rose by 1,167 overnight. (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill)