1/19, 6:32 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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India's daily COVID cases at 8-month high

India's Health and Family Welfare Ministry confirmed in its latest update that 282,970 people across the nation tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the past twenty-four hours.

The figure brings the total number of cases the country saw since the start of the pandemic to 37,901,241. It also marks India's highest daily jump in COVID-19 cases since May 15, when health officials confirmed 311,170 new infections.

The number of virus-related deaths increased by 441 to land at 487,202, while total recoveries reached 35,583,039, taking the number of active cases to 1,831,000.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / NL