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FILE PHOTO: A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, in New Delhi, India October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 66,732 in the last 24 hours to 7.12 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 816 to 109,150, the ministry said.

India’s coronavirus case load topped 7 million on Sunday and the country has added a million cases in just 13 days. It has the second-highest number of infections, behind the United States which is approaching the 8 million mark.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger


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