Coronavirus India Updates: New Covid-19 Cases Below 50,000 For A Week Now, Daily Deaths Lowest Since July
A medic takes a special lift meant for medics and patients of coronavirus at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, India, on March 2, 2020. (Photo: PTI)

Coronavirus India Updates: New Covid-19 Cases Below 50,000 For A Week Now, Daily Deaths Lowest Since July

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India’s coronavirus outbreak showed signs of slowing down as the country has reported less than 50,000 daily cases for a week now. Meanwhile, the daily death toll fell to a near four-month-low.

India added over 46,963 new cases in a matter of 24 hours, taking the total tally to 81.8 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Nov. 1. This includes over 1.22 lakh deaths and 7.49 lakh patients who have recovered.

The slower pace of daily infections and an improved recovery rate have led to a decline in active cases. It fell below the 6-lakh mark, on Friday, for the first time since Aug. 6 after climbing above 10 lakh in mid-September. Active cases now account for less than 8% of the total caseload.

New cases of Covid-19 in India have remained below 50,000 for the last seven days now.

Deaths, too, fell. India’s reported 470 deaths in the last 24 hours on Nov. 1. That’s the lowest death toll the country has reported since July 7.

This comes at a time shoppers continue to throng the streets in urban India amid a festive season which began with Navaratri and Durga Puja.

Key Numbers

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 81,84,082
  • Active cases: 57,04,458
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 74,91,513
  • Deaths: 1,22,111
  • New Cases in 24 hours: 46,963
  • Recoveries in 24 hours: 58,684
  • Deaths in 24 hours: 470

Global Update

Globally, cases crossed 45.7 million leaving over 1.19 million dead.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a partial lockdown to contain the resurgent outbreak. New York will require all visitors, except from neighboring states, to quarantine for three days and be tested. Germany reported more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday before it began a partial shutdown Monday.

Track all news updates around the Covid-19 outbreak in India, here.

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