Coronavirus India Update: Active Cases Rise For The Third Straight Day; Deaths Remain Above 100
A health worker wearing a protective mask administers a Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Update: Active Cases Rise For The Third Straight Day; Deaths Remain Above 100

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Active Coronavirus cases in India rose for third straight day, stoking fears of a second wave and renewed restrictions, even as immunisation efforts continue across the country.

Authorities reported 16,488 new cases in 24 hours according to the health ministry's update as of 8 a.m on Feb. 27. That’s higher than the recoveries in the same period, taking active cases close to 1.6 lakh. This is the third straight day of new cases being over the mark of 16,000.

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