Coronavirus India Updates: Total Tally Nears 88-Lakh-Mark; Active Caseload Stays Below 5 Lakh
Coronavirus cases continued to rise as India entered the Diwali weekend that has triggered concerns of a spike in cases as crowds throng markets to prepare for festivities.
India added over 44,500 fresh cases in a matter of 24 hours, taking the total tally to nearly 88 lakhs in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Nov. 14. That includes 81.6 lakh recoveries and 1.29 lakh deaths.
Daily additions have remained below 50,000 for seven consecutive days now, keeping active cases below the 5-lakh mark for the fourth straight day.
Active cases had climbed above 10 lakh in mid-September. Daily recoveries have also declined but remain higher than fresh cases.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 87,73,479
- Active cases: 4,80,719
- Deaths: 1,29,188
- Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 44,684
- One-day recoveries: 47,992
- One-day deaths: 520
Global Update: U.S. Breaks Records Again
Globally, cases crossed 5.33 crore while deaths closed in on 13 lakh, as of Saturday morning.
The U.S. broke a record again Friday for daily Covid-19 infections, reporting 178,807 new cases, and states were clamping down.
New York City will close schools if the infection rate reaches 3%. Oregon will impose a two-week “freeze,” restricting retail, restaurants, gyms and gatherings. New Mexico ordered non-essential businesses shut. Wyoming may impose its first state mask mandate.
President Donald Trump dismissed the notion of a lockdown in his first public comments in eight days, contrasting with President-elect Joe Biden’s call for an “immediate federal response” to the surge.
Delhi Reports Maximum New Cases
Delhi reported 7,802 cases in the last 24 hours topping the tally of new additions. Kerala recorded 5,804 new cases, while Maharashtra stood at the third position with 4,132 new cases yesterday, the Health Ministry said.