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COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike in cases

More than 3.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus including at least 251,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide according to the John Hopkins University, India has recorded 3,900 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours in the country's biggest single-day spike, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

A total of 46,433 cases including 1,568 deaths have now been recorded in the country. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has now conducted more than 1,190,000 coronavirus tests. India is known for having the largest slums. The total number of cases of coronavirus in Mumbai's Dharavi one of Asia's largest slums, stands at 632, including 20 deaths.

The slum saw the highest single-day jump with 94 cases, including two deaths, accordng to Kiran Dighavkar, a senior municipality official. Some 350 private clinics have been set up to screen residents and refer them to the municipal body for isolation when necessary. India has screened 70,000 people as of April 29, Dighavkar tweeted.

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