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"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 5,427 COVID-19 cases in 85 regions, of which 1,565 (28.8 per cent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," Sputnik quoted Russian coronavirus response centre.

Bolsonaro, an ardent coronavirus skeptic, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on July 7 and subsequently quarantined in the presidential palace in Brasilia.

The fresh daily situation report estimates the number of infections confirmed in the past 24 hours at 177,012. Further, 5,116 virus-related deaths were reported over the same period, taking the toll to 484,249.

The count includes 1,74,387 active cases, and 2,37,196 cured/discharged/migrated patients.

The spike is marginally lower than the highest-ever spike of 11,929 new cases the country registered a day earlier. With 325 deaths being reported from across the country, the toll due to COVID-19 has now reached 9,520.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US as of early evening on Wednesday (local time) reached 100,047.

According to the WHO, the global case tally currently stands at 5,404,512 -- a rise by 99,780 over the past day.

The Joint Secretary said that India's fatality rate due to COVID-19 was much less than other countries with a high number of cases.

There have been over 102,790 new cases registered worldwide, bringing the overall number to 5,307,298, as per the WHO estimations.

India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,767 positive cases in the last 24 hours today morning, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,31,868, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.