India’s Covid-19 count tops 8 lakh, deaths cross 22,000


India’s Covid-19 caseload went past the 8 lakh mark, just four days after having crossed 7 lakh, while the death toll topped 22,000 on Friday. Amid a major surge, fresh infections reported during the day crossed 27,000 for the first time, the third record high in daily numbers in the past three days. Friday’s death toll crossed 500 for the first time in six days.