India registers highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases on Friday
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India registers highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases on Friday

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At 3.6 per cent, India's rate of increase in cases is more than double than the 1.6 per cent in US and significantly higher than Brazil's 2.3 per cent - the only two countries with a higher caseload.

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India’s COVID tally crossed the 16 lakh mark on Friday with the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases and 779 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 35,747. The total caseload stands at 16,38,871, with as many as 545,318 active cases and 10,57,805 discharged or cured.

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