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Nearly 98k new Covid cases, biggest one-day spike

Sep 17, 2020 11:14 IST

India has reported the record one-day spike in Covid-19 cases with nearly 98,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the health ministry on Thursday morning. The total number of Covid cases in the country has now gone past 51 lakh. India also saw more than 1,100 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours taking total number of fatalities to over 83,000. India has seen a sharp spike of over 90,000 daily cases on 9 out of last 10 days. The total number of active cases in the country has now crossed 10 lakh, while over 40 lakh have recovered from the contagion so far.

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