India reports world record 6,148 daily coronavirus deaths

India reported on Thursday the highest single-day deaths from the coronavirus disease in the world, at 6,148, after a big eastern state revised its figures to account for people who died at home or in private hospitals, Reuters reports.

The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its total coronavirus-related death toll on Wednesday to more than 9,400 from about 5,400.

The United States had recorded 5,444 coronavirus deaths on February 12.

India’s total case load now stands at 29.2 million after rising by 94,052 in the past 24 hours, while total fatalities are at 359,676, according to data from the health ministry.

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