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India hits 9.8 million coronavirus cases

Health worker collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign, on the outskirts of Mumbai

(Reuters) – India recorded 29,398 new coronavirus infections, data from the health ministry showed on Friday, continuing its trend of declining daily cases.

India has recorded 9.8 million cases so far, the world’s second-highest number of infections, but daily numbers have dipped steadily since hitting a peak in September.

Deaths rose by 414, with the total now at 142,186, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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