Coronavirus India Updates: India Adds 26,624 Confirmed Cases As Covid-19 Spread Continues To Slow
A health worker fixes their face shield at a Covid-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test site set up at Connaught place in New Delhi. (Photographer T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: India Adds 26,624 Confirmed Cases As Covid-19 Spread Continues To Slow

India's Covid-19 spread officially continues to slow even as the number of confirmed cases crossed the 1 crore milestone in the world’s second-most populous nation.

The south Asian nation added 26,624 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, adding to 1 crore market that it crossed a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry’s update at 8 a.m. on Dec. 20.

New infections have remained below 30,000 for the seventh straight day, a significant improvement from the daily tally of nearly 1 lakh reported in mid-September. Single-day deaths also remain below 400. At more than 29000, daily recoveries continued to surpass new cases for over two weeks now. Active cases have fallen below the 3.2-lakh mark.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 10031223

  • Active cases: 305344

  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 9580402

  • Deaths: 145477

  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 26624

  • One-day recoveries: 29690

  • One-day deaths: 341

Global Update

Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine won backing from a panel of experts who advise U.S. regulators, setting the stage for its shot to be the second vaccine cleared in the U.S. Pfizer Inc. said it has shipped all 2.9 million doses that the U.S. government ordered this week, while governors from several states say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told them they will get fewer doses than planned.

Total cases cases pass 76 million worldwide; deaths top 1.6 million.

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