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India's new daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 14:12 GMT+7
India's new daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high
People scramble to board a bus amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, February 25, 2021. Photo: Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India reported 43,846 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the biggest daily jump in four months, as its richest state Maharashtra continued to account for more than half of the infections.

Deaths rose by 197, the highest in more than two months, to 159,755, the health ministry reported.

The rise in India’s COVID-19 cases peaked at nearly 100,000 a day in September, and had been falling steadily until late last month.

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