India reports biggest daily spike of new COVID-19 cases, total passes 800,000

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India has seen its biggest daily spike of 27,000 new COVID cases as infections there passed 800,000 on Saturday. The country has reported nine consecutive days of over 20,000 new confirmed cases, and its death toll has topped 20,000. Experts say the spike has still not reached its peak.

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