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India's daily COVID-19 new cases, deaths both hit record high
Published: Apr 23, 2021 07:13 PM
Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Kolkata, India, on April 23, 2021. India's daily COVID-19 new cases reached 332,730 and new deaths hit 2,263 during the past 24 hours, both hitting historic high, the government health ministry said Friday.Photo:Xinhua

Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Kolkata, India, on April 23, 2021. India's daily COVID-19 new cases reached 332,730 and new deaths hit 2,263 during the past 24 hours, both hitting historic high, the government health ministry said Friday.Photo:Xinhua


 
Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Kolkata, India, on April 23, 2021. India's daily COVID-19 new cases reached 332,730 and new deaths hit 2,263 during the past 24 hours, both hitting historic high, the government health ministry said Friday.Photo:Xinhua

Workers spray disinfectant on a street in Kolkata, India, on April 23, 2021. India's daily COVID-19 new cases reached 332,730 and new deaths hit 2,263 during the past 24 hours, both hitting historic high, the government health ministry said Friday.Photo:Xinhua


India's daily COVID-19 new cases reached 332,730 and new deaths hit 2,263 during the past 24 hours, both hitting historic high, the government health ministry said Friday.

The total tally surpassed the 16-million mark, reaching 16,263,695 and the death toll increased to 186,920.

This was the second consecutive day when over 300,000 cases were registered in a single day.

There are still a total of 2,428,616 active cases in the country, with an increase of 137,188 through Thursday, as 13,648,159 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals across the country.
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