India’s coronavirus cases reach over 297,000, fourth worst hit nation

FILE PHOTO: A worker adjusts a protective face mask on a mannequin at a garment shop after shops reopened as India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India on Friday reported a total of 297,535 coronavirus infections, surpassing the United Kingdom to become the fourth worst affected country in the world.

The number of infections increased by 10,956 on Friday from the previous day, and the death toll reached 8,498, India’s ministry of health and family welfare said.

Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by Shri Navaratnam