India reports 29,689 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March 17

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Healthcare worker Hemaben Raval collects a swab for a rapid antigen test from farmer Vinod Vajabhai Dabhi in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat, India, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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BENGALURU, July 27 (Reuters) - India reported 29,689 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday, for the lowest daily rise since March 17, according to a Reuters tally.

India's total of 31.44 million infections now ranks second only to the United States.

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Reporting by Shivani Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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