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India records over 12,000 COVID-19 cases in one day, highest in four months

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India recorded 12,213 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday, its highest such tally in nearly four months.

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The country’s richest state of Maharashtra had 4,024 new infections on Wednesday, with the capital, New Delhi, reporting more than 1,000 daily cases for a second successive day.

Thursday’s figure is the highest since February 26, a Reuters tally showed.

India had eleven COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 524,803, the ministry added.

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