India reports 40,134 new coronavirus cases

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A healthcare worker holding a rose is vaccinated against COVID-19 at a medical centre in Mumbai, India, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo

MUMBAI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - India reported 40,134 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a government statement said on Monday.

Deaths rose by 422 in the same period, according to the federal health ministry.

Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Tom Hogue

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