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India reports record daily jump of 75,760 COVID-19 infections

India reports record daily jump of 75,760 COVID-19 infections

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a police officer for a rapid antigen test at a special testing center for Gujarat Police, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, Aug 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

MUMBAI: India reported on Thursday (Aug 27) a record daily jump of 75,760 coronavirus infections, taking its total caseload to 3.31 million as cases surged across the country, data from the federal health ministry showed.

India is the worst affected country in Asia and third behind the United States and Brazil in terms of total cases. It has posted the highest single-day caseloads in the world since Aug 7, according to a Reuters tally.

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Deaths in the same 24-hour period increased by 1,023, taking the death toll to 60,472.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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