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India records 89,129 new COVID-19 infections

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Daily coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in India hit another record on Saturday for the highest tally since September 2020, while daily deaths peaked in five months, a Reuters tally showed based on the data from the Ministry of Health.

The South Asian nation recorded 89,129 new infections and 714 deaths, the ministry said.

It was the largest single-day increase since September 20, 2020 and the highest number of deaths since October 21, 2020 according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been on the rise in India since early March, with its wealthiest state of Maharashtra, home to the financial capital of Mumbai, the most affected.

Late Friday, the state’s chief minister warned of a full lockdown to curb infections if people did not restrict their movements. (Reuters / NAN)

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