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Record high of 352,991 new cases take India's COVID-19 tally to over 17m

2021 Apr 26, 11:51, New Delhi
A COVID-19 patient receives oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, that began offering free breathing sessions with shared tanks to COVID-19 patients waiting for a hospital bed in New Delhi, India, Saturday, April 24, 2021. (Photo via AP)

India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 17 million on Monday with a fresh high of 352,991 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

This was the fifth consecutive day when over 300,000 cases were registered in a single day.

According to the figures released by the health ministry, 2,812 deaths took place in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 195,123.

There are still a total of 2,813,658 active cases in the country, with an increase of 130,907 through Sunday, as 14,304,382 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the country.


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