India’s new coronavirus infections hit record of 184,372

Police officers stand guard on a deserted street during a curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s new coronavirus infections reached a record of 184,372 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, as most of the south Asian nation battles a second surge in cases.

The nationwide tally of infections is 13.9 million, with the data showing deaths rose by 1,027, for a toll of 172,085.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez