India records 48,268 new coronavirus cases


Posted at Oct 31 2020 07:14 PM

Kashmiri Muslim women pray upon seeing a relic, that's believed to be hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, being displayed during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, the birth anniversary of the prophet, at Hazratbal Shrine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Srinagar. Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Reuters

MUMBAI - India's coronavirus caseload stood at 8.1 million on Saturday, with 48,268 new cases being recorded in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed.

India has the world's second-highest caseload, behind only the United States, but new infections have seen a dip since September.

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Deaths rose up by 551, taking total mortalities to 121,641, the health ministry said. (Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by William Mallard)

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