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Delhi reports over 300 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, L-G chairs meeting to review situation

DNA Saturday, 6 March 2021
This takes Delhi's infection tally to 640,494 and fatalities to 10,918. Daily infections crossed the 300-mark in Delhi for the first time on Friday.
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