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COVID-19 death toll rises to 3,303 in India

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India’s Health Ministry, on Wednesday, said the country’s COVID-19 death toll has hit 3,303.

It said 140 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 5,611 positive cases were reported since Tuesday in the country, NAN reports.

So far India has a total of 106,750 COVID-19 cases.

This is the highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases so far in the country.

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“As on 8.00 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday, 3,303 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country,’’ information released by the ministry reads.

On Tuesday morning, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country was 101,139 and the death toll was 3,163.

According to ministry officials, so far 42,298 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.

“The number of active cases in the country right now is 61,149,’’ reads the information.

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Wednesday marks the 57th straight day of a nationwide lockdown announced by the Indian Government to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The lockdown, announced on March 25, was again extended last week till May 31.

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