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Covid death toll crosses 28,000 mark; biggest spurt in July cases in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh

IndiaTimes Monday, 20 July 2020 ()
Fresh Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country dipped slightly from the previous day’s count, with 37,009 new infections emerging on Monday while 593 deaths were reported, taking the total toll past the 28,000 mark. The number of people who have recovered from the infection crossed 7 lakh even as active cases went past 4 lakh.
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Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad on July 20 briefed the detail reports of COVID-19 situation in the state. He said, in last 24 hours, 1,924 new COVID-19 cases have been reported, which takes the total number of active cases in the state at 19,137. 30, 831 people have...

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