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India's coronavirus infections rise to 7.31 million

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a testing centre, in New Delhi, India October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File photo

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.31 million on Thursday, having risen by 67,708 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.

Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 680 to 111,266, the ministry said.

India crossed the 7 million mark on Sunday, adding a million cases in just 13 days. It has the world’s second-highest tally after the United States, where the figure is nearing 8 million.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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