Aug 29, 2021 - World

India reports more than 45,000 COVID-19 cases

A health worker checks temperature of a passenger before conducting Covid-19 test, at Dadar station, on Aug. 26, in Mumbai, India.
A health worker checks temperature of a passenger before conducting COVID-19 test at Dadar station on Aug. 26 in Mumbai, India. Photo: Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India recorded more than 45,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, a day after it tallied a two-month high amid a new surge in infections, Reuters reports.

Driving the news: The surge is being largely driven by the southern state of Kerala after it hosted a major festival this month. The state's tally on Saturday made up nearly 70% of the country's new daily infections.

  • India has had a total of 32.7 million cases, according to data from Inda's health ministry.
  • The state is set to lock down areas of high transmission and restrict public movement to essential services and emergencies, per Reuters.
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