Number of COVID-19 cases in India rises by 68,898 to over 2.9 mln

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21 August 2020

India has confirmed 68,898 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 2,905,823, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The death toll from the disease has reached 54,849 people, with 983 new fatalities recorded over the past day. More than 2.15 million people have recovered in India since the start of the outbreak.

India is third in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States and Brazil.

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