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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.
This refers to the report ‘Delhi extends lockdown as cases jump; India shaken: PM’ (April 26). Since a record number of positive cases and deaths are reported in the past few days, it seems no immediate end is likely to the crisis. The videos of families of patients
“This is not a wave, this is a tsunami,” exclaimed a Delhi High Court judge. “We are sitting on a volcano which may erupt any time,” said Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of the southern state of Kerala. Their words epitomised the mood in India last week as the second
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