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Read: Nearly 2mn cases reported in Aug, India sets global Covid record

The country also saw a surge in deaths from the virus, with 28,859 fatalities reported in August, a 50% jump from the previous month’s toll. The 19,87,705 cases recorded during August in India, as per TOI’s data collated from state governments, made it the worst outbreak of the virus in any country during a single month — higher than the number of infections reported in the US in July (19,04,462).

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