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India reports 14,623 Covid-19 cases and 197 deaths in last 24 hours

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Of the total cases reported, 1,78,098 are active Covid cases. The number of active cases in the country is at its lowest in 229 days. In the last 24 hours 19,446 people have recovered from the infection.
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