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Highest single-day Covid deaths, recoveries in India

NEW DELHI: The daily death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in India crossed 800 for the first time, with 848 fatalities being reported on Saturday, 322 of these in Maharashtra alone, even as the country recorded nearly 56,000 fresh cases, the second-highest single-day count so far.In a more cheerful development, recoveries rose to a single-day high with 51,740 people being declared cured of the infection on Saturday, 12,750 of them in Andhra Pradesh and over 10,000 in Maharashtra.The country’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 17 lakh, with 55,919 fresh cases taking the total to 17,50,901, as per data collated from state governments.

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