Coronavirus India Updates: Fresh Cases Drop Below 30,000 Pushing Active Cases Lower
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Coronavirus India Updates: Fresh Cases Drop Below 30,000 Pushing Active Cases Lower

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Active Covid-19 cases in India dropped further as the infection continued to spread in the country, albeit at a slower pace.

India reported less than 30,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally near 98 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected nation, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Dec. 11. That includes nearly 93 lakh recoveries and and more than 1.42 lakh deaths.

At over 37,500, daily recoveries continued to surpass new cases for two weeks now. Active cases remained below the 4-lakh-mark for a fourth day in a row.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 97,96,769
  • Active cases: 3,63,749
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 92,90,834
  • Deaths: 1,42,186
  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 29,398
  • One-day recoveries: 37,528
  • One-day deaths: 414

Global Virus Update

The first Covid-19 vaccine expected to be deployed in the U.S. won the backing of a panel of government advisers, a step that will likely help clear the way for emergency authorisation by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Australian government canceled an order for 51 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by CSL Ltd. and the University of Queensland after clinical trials ran into difficulties.

In South Korea, where daily virus cases have hovered in the 600 range for the past week, the country reported 689 new infections in 24 hours bringing the country’s total to 40,786.

Globally, Covid-19 cases exceeded 69.4 million with nearly 1.58 million dead from the infection.

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