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India's coronavirus infections rise by 55,342 to 7.18 million

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks stand in a queue on a platform to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a railway station, in New Delhi, India, October 5, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 55,342 in the last 24 hours to 7.18 million on Tuesday morning, the lowest daily rise since mid-August, data from the health ministry showed.

Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 706 to 109,856, the ministry said.

India’s coronavirus case load topped 7 million on Sunday and the country has added a million cases in just 13 days. It has the second-highest number of infections, behind the United States which is approaching the 8 million mark.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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