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India surpasses 100,000 daily COVID cases for first time

India's Ministry of Health confirmed 103,558 new COVID-19 infections on Monday.

Why it matters: It's the first time the country has reported over 100,000 new coronavirus cases in one day. India is the second country after the U.S. to record more than 100,000 new infections in a single day.

Of note: The Indian government has paused some coronavirus vaccine exports as the country grapples with a second wave of cases.

By the numbers: There are currently 7,41,830 active cases in India, according to the health ministry.

  • 12.59 million infections have been recorded in the country of over 1.3 billion since the pandemic began.
  • The ministry also reported on Monday 478 more deaths from the virus, taking the toll to 165,101.

Go deeper: India's second wave hits the whole world through vaccine export curbs

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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