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India reports world’s highest daily rise in virus cases

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 26, 2020
India recorded the world’s highest single day spike in coronavirus cases, with 67,151 new infections, the country’s Health Ministry data revealed.
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The fresh cases have taken the national tally past the 3.23 million mark.

Topics: India

The death toll in the country rose to 59,439, as 1,059 new fatalities were reported over the past day.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 925,383 tests were conducted in the country over the past day, bringing the tally to nearly 37 million.

“Early identification through testing, prompt and effective treatment through supervised home isolation and quality medical care, and innovative graded policy measures have resulted in almost 100% increase in recovered cases in the last 21 days,” the Health Ministry said in a Tweet.