People stroll along the promenade at Marine Drive in Mumbai, India. File/Reuters
India reported 75,083 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to federal health data released on Tuesday, the lowest daily tally in almost a month.
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There were 1,053 deaths over the same period.
There have been 5.6 million cases in total in the country, second only behind the United States.
The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August, and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections.
India is finding itself in a morass of challenges as it strives to contain the coronavirus pandemic. For the third day running, it has registered over 200,000 infections, which is utterly alarming.
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