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From 1 to 5 lakh Covid-19 cases in 39 days; medical experts point to increased testing

IndiaTimes Saturday, 27 June 2020 ()
It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach one lakh, while just 39 days more to go past the five lakh-mark.Medical experts have pointed to the ramped up Covid-19 testing, now available more extensively and at a reasonable price, as a big reason for the spike in cases recently.
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COVID-19 cases continue to speed up in the country. In the last 24 hours 19,459 people tested positive for novel coronavirus and 380 people lost the battle in the fight against the virus. Positive cases in India stand at 5,48,318, of which 2,10,120 are active along with 16,475 deaths. So far,...

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