India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 6.76 million on Wednesday, rising by 72,049 cases in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed, while the death toll was up 986 at 104,555.
India’s death toll from the virus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, making it the third country to reach that bleak milestone after the United States and Brazil, and its epidemic shows no sign of abating.
Last week, India eased curbs further, permitting its states to open schools and movie theatres.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s safety guidelines will likely push COVID-19 vaccine authorization past the Nov.3 U.S. presidential election.
A COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said.
Asian stock markets edged higher, brushing off Wall Street’s weaker finish, which came after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly broke off economic stimulus negotiations with lawmakers.