India records highest coronavirus deaths in more than a month

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India recorded its highest daily deaths from the coronavirus in more than a month on Tuesday, even as new infections slowed.

The health ministry said 1,133 people had died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest since July, taking total mortalities to 72,775. But new daily cases were at 75,809, the lowest in a week.

India surpassed Brazil on Monday to become the country with the most number of coronavirus cases outside of the United States and has a cumulative caseload of 4.28 million.

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