India posts 3,998 new COVID deaths, 42,015 cases

In the past 24 hours, 3998 new coronavirus deaths were registered in India, the country's Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Wednesday.
This marks the highest increase in a month. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 418,480 people have died from the virus.
Meanwhile, new infections were up by 42,015 for an overall tally of 31,216,337