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Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 480; cases climb to 14,378

IndiaTimes Saturday, 18 April 2020
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 480 and the number of cases to 14,378 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
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