Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 83.6 Lakh As Daily Cases Cross 50,000 After 10 Days
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Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 83.6 Lakh As Daily Cases Cross 50,000 After 10 Days

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Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India crossed 83.6 lakh as daily infections topped 50,000 after 10 days.

Authorities reported more than 50,200 new cases and over 55,300 recoveries in a matter of 24 hours, taking active cases to 5.28 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Nov. 5.

Active cases showed a sharp decline after climbing above 10 lakh in mid-September. They now account for less than 7% of the total caseload.

Key Numbers

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 83,64,086
  • Active cases: 5,27,962
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 77,11,809
  • Deaths: 1,24,315
  • New Cases in 24 hours: 50,210
  • Recoveries in 24 hours: 55,331
  • Deaths in 24 hours: 704

Global Update

Covid-19 continued its surge across America. European nations are imposing more measures to battle the virus, with Greece nearing a lockdown and Italy enacting curbs in Milan and Turin. Belgium reported record hospital admissions, Austrian infections hit a daily high and France has the most intensive-care usage since April.

Denmark found a new strain of Covid-19 after an outbreak in the country’s mink population, potentially hampering efforts to develop a vaccine. A U.K. official said the government is struggling to stock up on supplies of a shot being developed by AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University.

Globally, cases surpassed 47.9 million with more than 1.22 million dead.

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