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India's daily virus cases soar over 75,000

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 27, 2020
India reported over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 fatalities on Thursday.
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At least 75,760 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s highest daily figure to date, taking the total past 3.31 million, according to the Health Ministry’s latest data.

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The nationwide death toll increased by 1,023 in the past day and now stands at 60,472.

With 718,711 infections, the western state of Maharashtra remains India’s worst-hit region.

At least 106 members of the state police force tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the Maharashtra police said.

A total of 14,295 police personnel have contracted the virus so far and 146 have died, it added.