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Record spike of 55k Covid cases take count to 16.3 lakh

Jul 31, 2020 10:30 IST

India on Thursday recorded over 55,000 coronavirus in a single day for the first time since the start of the pandemic. According to the health ministry data released on Friday morning, 55,079 new cases were reported in the country taking the count to over 16.3 lakh. Government data shows that 779 people died due to the infection in the last 24 hours taking the total fatalities to 35,747. India now has close to 5.5 lakh active Covid-19 cases and over 10.5 lakh people have so far recovered from the contagion.

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