Coronavirus Updates: Active Cases Drop Below 5.5 Lakh As India Reports Less Than 40,000 Fresh Infections
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Coronavirus Updates: Active Cases Drop Below 5.5 Lakh As India Reports Less Than 40,000 Fresh Infections

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Active Covid-19 cases in India fell below 5.5 lakh as the country reported less than 40,000 daily cases for the second time in as many weeks.

Authorities reported more than 38,000 new cases in a matter of 24 hours, taking the total tally to nearly 82.7 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Nov. 3. This includes over 1.23 lakh deaths and 76 lakh patients who have recovered.

The slower pace of daily infections and an improved recovery rate have led to a sharp decline in active cases. They fell below 5.5 lakh for the first time in more than three months, after climbing above 10 lakh in mid-September. Active cases now account for less than 7% of the total caseload.

Key Numbers

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 82,67,623
  • Active cases: 5,41,405
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 76,03,121
  • Deaths: 1,23,097
  • New Cases in 24 hours: 38,310
  • Recoveries in 24 hours: 58,323
  • Deaths in 24 hours: 490

Global Update

The virus continued its unrelenting surge across the U.S., with cases soaring in key battleground states ahead of the presidential election.

In Asia, Hong Kong will extend social distancing rules by another week, while Malaysia’s prime minister ordered a review of measures amid an increase in cases. Thailand is considering reducing mandatory quarantine to 10 days, and Indonesia reported the fewest new cases since August. Singapore schools will require all students to use the government’s contact tracing token or mobile app from the start of December.

Globally, Covid-19 cases surpassed 46.8 million with more than 1.2 million deaths.

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