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A man wearing a face shield as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walks on a street in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. India reports 36,470 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. However, the overall tally neared 8 million, the second in the world behind the U.S. with over 8.7 million positive cases. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period.

The total reported Wednesday includes the highest single-day number of cases for the Indian capital of New Delhi — 4,853.

The Health Ministry also reported 508 fatalities from COVID-19 across India in the past 24 hours, raising the total for the pandemic to 120,010.

India’s caseload is second in the world behind the United States, which has over 8.7 million positive cases.

In September, India hit a peak of nearly 100,000 positive cases in a single day, but since then daily infections have fallen by more than half and deaths by about a third.

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