Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Fall For Ninth Straight Day; Tally Tops 71 Lakh
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Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Fall For Ninth Straight Day; Tally Tops 71 Lakh

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Covid-19 cases in India crossed 71 lakh, climbing at the fastest pace in the world, even as the outbreak shows signs of slowing.

India added over 66,000 fresh cases in 24 hours taking the total tally to more than 71 lakh in Asia’s third-largest economy, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Oct. 12. This includes more than 1.09 lakh deaths and nearly 61.4 lakh who have recovered.

Active cases have now fallen for the 9th straight day and are below the 8.7 lakh mark after reaching as high as 10.17 lakh in mid September.

Key figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 71,20,538
  • Active cases: 8,61,853
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 61,49,535
  • Deaths: 1,09,150
  • Fresh cases in 24 hours: 66,732
  • One-day recoveries: 71,559
  • One-day deaths: 816

New cases have remained below the 80,000 mark for 10 days now.

Still, India is on track to overtake the U.S. (77.5 lakh cases) as the country with the most cases. That comes when the nation is preparing for the fifth phase of unlocking the economy by allowing schools, cinemas and entertainment parks to reopen from Oct. 15.

Global Update

The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread, with resurgences across Europe and North America. China recorded its first locally transmitted infections in 17 days.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to step up efforts to contain Covid-19 on Monday. South Korea eased social distancing requirements, and the governor of Jakarta relaxed restrictions in Indonesia’s capital.

Globally, total Covid-19 confirmed cases have topped 37.3 million with over 1.07 million of them dead.

Track the latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, here.

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