India Coronavirus cases surpass 500,000.
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On Saturday, India confirmed 18,552 new cases, and 384 deaths over a span of 24 hours. The total death toll due to the virus is now 15,685. A surge in cases in the northeastern state of Assam was reported with 700 new cases identified in the area in the past four days alone. A 14-day lock down has been announced by the Assam authorities, after they discovered that he 700 new cases have no travel history .
The total number of cases in India now stands at 509,737. There are 198,009 active cases and 296,028 recoveries. A total of 7,996,707 tests was carried out since the beginning of the pandemic.
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