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COVID-19: With fresh spike of 45,882, India's caseload crosses 90 lakh

DNA Friday, 20 November 2020 ()
Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 17,63,055 confirmed cases, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
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India's COVID-19 tally reached 90.04 lakh on Nov 20. A significant rise in new COVID-19 cases was observed as spike of 45,882 new cases and 584 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Currently, there are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 84.28 lakh with...

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