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Hot spots shut again as India sees another surge in virus cases

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Hot spots shut again as India sees another surge in virus cases

As coronavirus cases continue to surge several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas.

The number of infections neared 900,000 on Monday with a record of 28,701 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

The total of 878,254 is behind only the United States and Brazil. The Health Ministry on Monday also reported another 500 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking India's total fatalities from COVID-19 up to 23,174.

The ministry said the recovery rate was continuing to improve at 63%.

New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune are among the Indian cities witnessing a surge in infections.

Several states introduced weekend curfews and announced stringent lockdowns in high-risk areas to slow infections.

India imposed a national lockdown on March 24 that lasted more than two months, but it has mostly reopened.

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