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COVID-19 claims 904 lives in India, 56,282 positive cases

NEW DELHI, Aug 6 (KUNA) -- Indian health authorities said on Thursday that 904 people succumbed to COVID-19 and 56,282 positive cases were recorded from across the country in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its updated data that death toll due to coronavirus jumped to 40,699 while total positive cases rose to 1.96 million.
The official data showed that 1.32 million people recovered from the pandemic as it spread to 35 Indian states.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Gujarat and Bihar are the worst affected Indian states. (end) atk.gta