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India’s coronavirus infections near 20 million as calls for national lockdown grow louder

Published May 03 2021 at 5:08 AM GMT
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  • India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day, taking its overall caseload to just shy of 20 million, while deaths from Covid-19 rose by 3,417.
  • With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India’s total infections stand at 19.93 million, while total fatalities are 218,959, according to health ministry data.
  • Medical experts say real numbers across the country of 1 35 billion may be five to 10 times higher than the official tally.



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  • Published May 3, 2021 5:08 AM GMT