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India's daily coronavirus cases climb to new world record

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1442/9/13 - 2021/04/25

NEW DELHI, April 24, 2021, SPA --India's coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day, Reuters reported.

India surpassed the US record of 297,430 single-day infections anywhere in the world on Thursday, making it the global epicentre of a pandemic that is waning in many other countries.

However, COVID-19 deaths across India rose by 2,624 over the past 24 hours, the highest daily rate for the country so far.

The country of around 1.3 billion has now recorded a total of 16.6 million cases, including 189,544 deaths.

00:34 LOCAL TIME 21:34 GMT

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