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India Reports Record One-Day COVID Deaths as Modi’s Rating Falls


(Al Jazeera) India has reported a record 4,529 deaths caused by the coronavirus in the last 24 hours while new cases rose by 267,334, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval ratings fall to a new low, according to a survey.

The South Asian nation’s total tally now stands at 25.5 million, second only to the United States, with a death toll of 283,248, health ministry data showed on Wednesday.

As the South Asian country struggles to contain a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult’s tracker of a dozen global leaders showed Modi’s overall ratings this week stand at 63 percent, his lowest since the US firm began tracking his popularity in August 2019.

Modi, who swept to power in 2014 and was re-elected in 2019 with the biggest majority of any Indian leader in 30 years, has long fostered the image of a powerful Hindu nationalist leader.

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