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India's COVID-19 cases top 3.2 million

India's COVID-19 cases top 3.2 million

Students wearing protective face masks take a Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) while maintaining social distance amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, inside a classroom in Ahmedabad, on Aug 24, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Amit Dave)

MUMBAI: India recorded more than 60,000 cases of COVID-19 for the eighth day in a row on Wednesday (Aug 26), as total cases crossed 3.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.

The world's second-most populous country is third behind the United States and Brazil in terms of total caseload, and has recorded the world's highest single-day caseload consistently since Aug 7, a Reuters tally showed.

READ: COVID-19 pace slows worldwide except for Southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean: WHO

Deaths in the last 24 hours stood at 1,059, taking the total number of fatalities from the infection to 59,449.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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