India reports 43,846 COVID infections in 24 hours, biggest daily rise in nearly 4 months

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India has witnessed fresh 43,846 coronavirus cases, setting another highest daily-high in nearly four months.

The worrying surge in the COVID infections has prompted states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to consider the return of school closures, restrictions on public gatherings and other virus-fighting measures, including lockdown in their worst-hit districts.

According to the Health Ministry of India, the daily rise in infections today was the highest recorded in 112 days, while the number of fatalities has risen to 1,59,755 with 197 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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