India's daily COVID-19 cases rise by record 273,810

The country's deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 1,619 to reach a total of 178,769

  
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gets treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021.

A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gets treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021.

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BENGALURU:  India reported a record rise in coronavirus infections of 273,810 on Monday, taking its overall case load past 15 million, second only to the United States globally.

The country's deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 1,619 to reach a total of 178,769, according to health ministry data.

(Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger) ((AnuronKumar.Mitra@thomsonreuters.com; +91 99863 58469;))

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