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India coronavirus cases jump by record as tally nears 3 million
News | 23/08/2020 07:42 AM | Click to read full article
India reported a record daily jump of coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the total near 3 million. The 69,878 new infections take India’s total cases to 2.98 million, behind only the United States and Brazil.
In Mumbai, the 11-day festival of Ganesh is usually celebrated with big public gatherings. Cases have plateaued in Mumbai. But strict pandemic regulations have meant the festival season, which begins this month, has been lacklustre.