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India sets new world record for highest single-day Covid-19 cases

17 Sep 2020 12:13, Somoy English Desk
India sets new world record for highest single-day Covid-19 cases
India sets new world record for highest single-day Covid-19 cases

India continued to set new record for highest single-day coronavirus cases in the world.

The country reported a record daily jump of 97,894 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 51-lakh mark, the Health Ministry data showed on Thursday morning.

With 5,118,253 infections, India is the world's second-worst affected country, and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 66 lakh. 

For the first time, the number of active cases in the country has crossed the 10-lakh mark, the data showed. 

In the 24-hour period, India reported 1,132 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 83,198.

India is in the third spot in fatalities after the US and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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