India posts lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in 45-days

Patients are treated at classroom turned COVID-19 care facility on outskirts of Mumbai

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India reported on Saturday 173,790 new coronavirus infections during the previous 24 hours, its lowest daily rise in 45 days, while deaths rose by 3,617.

The South Asian nation's tally of infections now stands at 27.7 million, with the death toll at 322,512, health ministry data showed.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; editing by Richard Pullin)

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