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Over 61,000 cases reported in 24 hrs, tally reaches 20.88 lakh

India has recorded over 60,000 cases in 24 hours, for a second day in a row. With this, India’s tally of total cases has reached 2,088,611. As many as 42,578 have died from the disease.

Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 20 lakh mark on Friday after a record 62,538 cases were added in the last 24 hours, even as two-third of the total patients have also recovered. India reported 3,28,903 new Covid cases in the first six days of August, emerging as the world’s biggest Covid-19 hotspot in August.

India reported the single-day spike of 61,537 coronavirus cases and 933 deaths in a day, according to the Ministry of Health. With this, the COVID-19 tally has surged to 20,88,612 in India, including 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured/discharged/migrated and 42,518 deaths, said the Ministry of Health.

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