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Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 1,373; number of cases climb to 42,533

IndiaTimes Monday, 4 May 2020
The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,373 and the number of cases climbed to 42,533 in the country on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 29,453, while 11,706 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
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