India records nearly 38,000 new coronavirus infections

India has the second-highest number of cases in the world

  
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a vegetable market in Mumbai, India, November 21, 2020.

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a vegetable market in Mumbai, India, November 21, 2020.

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MUMBAI: India said on Tuesday it had recorded 37,975 new infections of coronavirus, with the daily increases, tallied by Reuters, remaining below the 50,000 mark for more than two weeks, having peaked in September.

The latest increase brought the total number of cases to 9.18 million, the health ministry said. Deaths rose by 480, with the total now at 134,218.

India has the second-highest number of cases in the world, after the United States.

(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar in Mumbai; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore) ((shilpa.jamkhandikar@thomsonreuters.com;))

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