India records 55,342 COVID-19 cases, 706 deaths in a day; tally inches closer to 7.2 million

India on Tuesday recorded as many as 55,342 fresh Covid-19 cases and 706 deaths in a single day. The country’s COVID-19 caseload sprinted past the 71-lakh mark and the total number of recoveries crossed 61 lakh, according to data from states and union territories.

Country’s COVID-19 tally of cases stands at 71,75,881, while the death toll climbed to 1,09,856. Out of these 8,38,729 are active cases, 62,27,296 recovered, Union health ministry data updated today at 8 am showed.

India is the second worst-hit nation in terms of COVID-19 cases after the US, while it is in the third spot in terms of fatalities globally after the US and Brazil, according to JHU data.

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