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India records over 20,000 COVID-19 cases for third day

India records over 20,000 COVID-19 cases for third day

India on Saturday recorded over 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day, officials said.

According to federal health ministry data released on Saturday morning, 20,044 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,730,071.

With the new infections, India's active caseload stands currently at 140,760.

The South Asian country also logged 56 deaths from the pandemic during the cited period, bringing the death toll to 525,660 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Currently the daily positivity rate stands at 4.80 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 4.40 percent, the ministry data showed.