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India records 24,712 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a railway station platform in Mumbai, India, December 19, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File photo

MUMBAI – India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections, taking its total to 10.12 million, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday.

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in India, with 23,788 new infections reported on average each day, according to a Reuters tally.

The country, which has recorded the second-highest number of infections in the world after the United States, saw a peak of close to 98,000 cases on a single day in September.

A total of 146,756 people have died of the coronavirus so far, with 312 of those deaths occurring in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.


December 24, 2020

Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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