Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 81 Lakh; Dharavi Reports Four New Cases
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Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 81 Lakh; Dharavi Reports Four New Cases

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Less Than 50,000 New Cases Added In The Last 24 Hours

Coronavirus cases in India crossed the 81-lakh-mark on Saturday amid a reopening economy and seasonal festivities. The pace of increase, though, has reduced with the country's active case tally now below the 6-lakh-mark.

India added over 48,268 new cases in a matter of 24 hours, taking the total tally to over eighty one lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Oct. 31. This includes over 1,21,641 lakh deaths and 74,32,819 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 six straight days now.

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: 81,37,119
  • Active cases: 5,82,649
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 74,32,829
  • Deaths: 1,21,641
  • New Cases in 24 hours: 48,268
  • Recoveries in 24 hours: 59,454
  • Deaths in 24 hours: 551

Global Update:

Globally, cases crossed 45 million while deaths surpassed 1.18 million as of Friday night.

U.S. new cases rose to a record with hospitals under straing across the election-bound country. Italy and Greece reported infection records, increasing pressure on their governments to follow Germany and France in further tightening restrictions on public life. That leaves Europe’s recovery under threat after third-quarter growth exceeded forecasts.

Vaccine candidates by Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc are getting accelerated reviews in the U.K., which could allow Britain to move ahead of European peers on clearing a shot.

Track all coronavirus related news updates in India, here.

Mumbai's Dharavi Area Reports Four New Coronavirus Cases

The Covid-19 caseload in Mumbai's slum-dominated Dharavi area rose to 3,547 after four persons tested positive for the viral infection on Saturday, a civic official said.

Of the 3,547 cases, 3,123 patients have recovered from the infection and the area currently has 113 active cases, the official said.

Spread over 2.5 sq km with a population of over 6.5 lakh, Dharavi is considered to be Asia's largest slum.

Source: PTI

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