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India sees nearly 15,000 new cases in a day, death toll crosses 14,000-mark

The Covid-19 tally in India on Tuesday climbed to 440,215 while the death toll rose to 140,11. The country recorded 14,933 fresh cases and 312 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

India recorded 14,933 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in a single day, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning. As per the updated figures, India’s coronavirus case tally now stands at 4,40,215, while 14,011 people have dieddue to Covid-19.

Global cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 9 million on Monday, as Brazil and India grappled with a surge in infections, and the United States, China and other hard-hit countries reported new outbreaks, according to a Reuters tally.

The first case was reported in China in early January and it took until mid-May to reach 4.5 million cases. It has taken just five weeks to double to 9 million cases, the tally shows.

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