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India reports record 126,789 new COVID-19 cases

/ 04:06 PM April 08, 2021
INDIA VIRUS

A medical worker takes a swab sample from man for a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test at a test center, in Srinagar on April 8, 2021. Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

NEW DELHI — India reported a record-high 126,789 new COVID-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Thursday, with much of the country struggling to contain a second surge in coronavirus infections.

Deaths rose by 685, taking the tally to 166,862, the data showed.

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India’s overall caseload reached 12.9 million, the third-most affected globally, behind the United States and Brazil.

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