India Reports Daily Jump of 83,341 Coronavirus Infections​

Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) check the temperature of labourers near a construction site, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India reported a daily jump of 83,341 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking its tally to 3.94 million, health ministry datashowed, as Asia's worst-hit country closes in on Brazil as the world's second most affected nation from the virus.

The ministry said 1,096 people died from COVID-19, takingthe toll to 68,472.