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India records world’s highest daily COVID-19 deaths after state revises numbers

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India records world’s highest daily COVID-19 deaths after state revises numbers

MOURNING. Family members and relatives offer prayers as they attend cremation of a person who died from COVID-19 at the Kurukshetra crematorium in Surat, India, on May 11, 2021.

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India's total COVID-19 caseload now stands at 29.2 million after rising by 94,052 in the past 24 hours

India reported on Thursday, June 10, the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 in the world, at 6,148, after a big eastern state revised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals.

The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its total COVID-19 related death toll on Wednesday, June 9, to more than 9,400 from about 5,400.

The United States had recorded 5,444 COVID-19 deaths on February 12.

India’s total COVID-19 caseload now stands at 29.2 million after rising by 94,052 in the past 24 hours, while total fatalities are at 359,676, according to data from the health ministry. – Rappler.com