India reports 29,689 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March 17

India's total of 31.44 million infections now ranks second only to the United States

  
A patient wearing an oxygen mask is wheeled inside a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 21, 2021.

A patient wearing an oxygen mask is wheeled inside a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 21, 2021.

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BENGALURU: India reported 29,689 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday, for the lowest daily rise since March 17, according to a Reuters tally.

India's total of 31.44 million infections now ranks second only to the United States.

(Reporting by Shivani Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ((ShivaniSingh1@thomsonreuters.com; +91 80 6182 2803 (direct), +1-646-223-8780 (extension 2803);))


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