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India virus cases surge to 5.82m

Published : Friday, 25 September, 2020 at 11:28 AM  Count : 596

 A medical worker in PPE plays with a child of woman recovering inside a quarantine centre for the COVID-19  patients amidst the spread of the disease at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi, India, September 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters

A medical worker in PPE plays with a child of woman recovering inside a quarantine centre for the COVID-19 patients amidst the spread of the disease at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi, India, September 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters

India's coronavirus case tally surged to 5.82 million after it recorded 86,052 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Friday.

A total of 1,141 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking mortalities to 92,290, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases.





Globally, India has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind the United States where infections crossed 7 million on Thursday.

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