India’s coronavirus cases surpass 180,000

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Passengers wear masks to prevent the outbreak of a new coronavirus at a bus station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India have surpassed the 180,000-mark.

Data issued by the federal health ministry on Sunday revealed total recorded cases of 182,143 and 5,164 deaths.

As many as 193 new deaths due to the COVID-19 and 8,380 new positive cases were reported since Saturday in the country.

This was the biggest spike both in the numbers of cases and deaths in the country so far.

Sunday marks the 68th straight day of the ongoing lockdown across the country announced by the central government to contain the spread of the pandemic. (Xinhua/NAN)