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India's COVID-19 infections rise by 45,148

India's COVID-19 infections rise by 45,148

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man on a platform of a railway station, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, Oct 5, 2020. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis)

DELHI: India’s total coronavirus infections stood at 7.91 million on Monday (Oct 26), having risen by 45,148 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.

The world’s second-most populous country also has the second-highest number of infections after the United States, which has around 8.1 million.

However, India recorded its lowest death toll in about four months on Monday with 480 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 119,014.

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Source: Reuters/kv

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