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Coronavirus LIVE: Cases close to 8.6 mn in India, death toll at 127,104

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra has 1,719,858 coronavirus cases, Karnataka 844,147, Andhra Pradesh 842,967, Tamil Nadu 739,147 and UP 497,000. Stay tuned for coronavirus India LIVE updates

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man at the Sadar Bazar market to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Delhi on Wednesday.
update: With 38,074 new Covid-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 85,91,731 on Wednesday. The death toll mounted to 1,27,059 with 448 new deaths. Total active cases are 5,05,265 after a decrease of 4,408 in the last 24 hrs. India's active cases have come down to nearly 50 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754.

Delhi logged the highest single-day spike of 7,745 new cases, taking its total count of cases to 438,529. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the third wave of Covid-19 in Delhi had hit the peak and the number of cases suggested it had been the worst so far. 

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World update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 51,227,995. The US, the worst-hit country, has 10,416,629 cases, and 244,424 have died from the disease there. US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (local time) implored Americans to wear masks in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and exuded confidence that the virus can be brought under control in the country and the economy can be rebuilt.

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