India reports 35,499 new COVID-19 cases - govt statement

Health workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as they prepare to carry the body of a person, who died from complications related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), for cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

NEW DELHI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - India reported on Monday 35,499 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a government statement said.

Reporting by Chris Thomas and Neha Arora; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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