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India reports 2 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 1,038 deaths over past 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India has added over two lakh new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, an incredible number, taking the total number of cases to over 1.4 crore.

Since April 2, India has become the world’s worst-affected region, forcing states to scramble to put in place measures to combat the virus.

With the 2,00,739 new cases, the total number of active cases in the country now stands at 1,40,74,564.

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Meanwhile, the human resource development ministry on Wednesday postponed the CBSE Class XII board examinations and cancelled the Class X board examinations, citing rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The ministry will review the situation on June 1 to determine new dates for the Class XII examination and make an announcement at least two weeks before the examinationa begin.

In the last 24 hours, there have been 1038 COVID-related deaths across the country, bringing the total to 1,73,123.

According to the ICMR, 26,20,03,415 samples were tested between March 14 and April 14, with 13,84,549 samples tested on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Assam today recorded 385 fresh cases of COVID-19 and three more casualties due to the infection.

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