26 September 2021,   22:58
India reports over 8 000 new virus cases

India reported more than 8 000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country.

Confirmed infections have risen to 182 143, with 5 164 fatalities, including 193 in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

Overall, more than 60% of the virus fatalities have been reported from only two states - Maharashtra, the financial hub, and Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new cases are largely concentrated in six Indian states, including the capital New Delhi.