India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 25mln

India becomes the world's second nation, after the United States, to pass the grim milestone

  
Volunteers take a break during the cremation of people who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, May 13, 2021.

Volunteers take a break during the cremation of people who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, May 13, 2021.

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BENGALURU - India's total coronavirus cases surged past the 25 million mark on Tuesday, boosted by 263,533 new infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 4,329.

India becomes the world's second nation, after the United States, to pass the grim milestone. The country's total case load is now at 25.23 million, while the death toll is at 278,719, according to health ministry data.

(Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong) ((ramavenkat.raman@thomsonreuters.com; https://twitter.com/ramavenkat0607;))

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