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India posts another record daily increase in cases

As India closes in on 300,000 coronavirus cases, the country has recorded its biggest single-day coronavirus spike so far, after confirming 9,996 new infections in the 24-hour cycle between Wednesday and Thursday.  

India, whose case count is lower only than the United States, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom, has now seen a total of 286,579 people infected by the virus, the Indian health ministry said.

There were 357 coronavirus-related fatalities between Wednesday and Thursday, taking the death toll to 8,102, the ministry said.

(Please note that, at the time of writing, these numbers differed from the Johns Hopkins University figures quoted at the top of this feed.)