Covid-19: India’s share in daily global cases now 12%

India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 8.5 lakh, a day after going past the 8 lakh mark, as the country added another record number of cases on Saturday — nearly 29,000 — with the daily count of fresh infections touching a new peak for the fourth day in a row. The day’s death toll was 540, the second-highest single-day rise in deaths so far. The rapid spread this week has upped India’s share in daily global cases to nearly 12%.

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