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DATA STORY: Nearly 70k coronavirus cases added in biggest single-day spike

India now accounts for 10.59% of all active cases globally (one in every 9 active cases), and 6.81% of all deaths (one in every 15)

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a girl at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at Ajmeri Gate area, in Delhi.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a girl at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at Ajmeri Gate area, in Delhi.

India on Thursday reported its biggest single-day spike of 69,652 in total count of to take its tally to 2,836,925 from 2,767,273 the previous day – an increase of 2.5 per cent. The country’s Covid-19 death toll reached 53,866, with 977 fatalities being reported in a day. Now the third-most-affected country by total cases and fourth by death toll, India has added 437,635 cases in the past 7 days alone.

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First Published: Thu, August 20 2020. 16:46 IST

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