India witnesses record-breaking 97,894 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

India witnesses record-breaking 97,894 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours
# 17 September 2020 09:04 (UTC +04:00)

India has confirmed 97,894 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase in any country since the beginning of the outbreak, with the total number of those infected having reached 5,118,254, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

The death toll from the disease has reached 83,198 people, with 1,132 new fatalities being recorded over the past day. More than 4.02 million people have recovered in India since the start of the epidemic.

India comes second in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States with more than 6.62 million COVID-19 patients.

A day earlier, India registered 90,123 new coronavirus cases and 1,290 fatalities.

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