India records 24,712 new coronavirus cases

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The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Delhi

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections, taking its total to 10.12 million, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday.

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in India, with 23,788 new infections reported on average each day, according to a Reuters tally.

The country, which has recorded the second-highest number of infections in the world after the United States, saw a peak of close to 98,000 cases on a single day in September.

A total of 146,756 people have died of the coronavirus so far, with 312 of those deaths occurring in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)