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A healthcare worker collects a coronavirus disease test swab sample from a man in New Delhi, India. File/Reuters
India reported 81,466 new COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Friday, the highest since Oct.2, 2020.
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India’s overall caseload stood at 12.30 million, making it the third-most affected globally, behind the United States and Brazil.
The country reported 469 more deaths, taking the total to 163,396.
A year ago, India had observed what Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a people’s curfew, marking the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown in a bid to contain the virus. With 11.6 million cases, India is now the worst-affected country after the United States and Brazil.
India’s overall caseload of 12.04 million - the world’s biggest outside the United States and Brazil - had been falling steadily since a peak in late September, but increased public gatherings and travel are causing a spurt at a time when a majority of Indians are yet to be vaccinated.
The country’s tally dipped below the 60,000 mark after three days, a Reuters tally showed, with its richest state, Maharashtra, accounting for more than 31,000 of the 56,211 cases reported in the last 24 hours. Deaths in the last 24 hours stood at 271,
Deaths were at their highest since mid-December, according to a Reuters tally, with 354 people dying of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking total mortalities to 162,468.
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