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People wearing protective masks crowd a marketplace amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai, India. Reuters
India added 53,476 COVID-19 infections overnight, the highest daily rise since Oct.23, the health ministry data showed on Thursday.
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India has 11.8 million COVID-19 cases, the third-highest amount behind the United States and Brazil.
The country reported 251 new deaths, taking the overall tally to 160,692, the data showed.
India's coronavirus case load topped 7 million on Sunday and the country has added a million cases in just 13 days. It has the second-highest number of infections, behind the United States which is approaching the 8 million mark.
The second wave of virus infections continued to swell as it reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday.
India has the world's second-highest caseload, but daily infections have dipped steadily since hitting a peak in September. Of its 9.74 million total cases, around 370,000 are active patients, currently infected with COVID-19.
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Sheikh Mohammed defined these characteristics as being among those who represent youth issues, convey their opinions, and follow government files that concern them
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