The daily spike in India’s COVID-19 cases dipped below the 50,000 mark in nearly three months, Union health ministry data said. With 46,780 fresh infections, India’s coronavirus tally reached 7,597,063 on Tuesday, the ministry’s updated data shows.
For the second consecutive day, the number of new deaths due to the disease fell below the 600-mark, with 587 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours.
The total recoveries crossed 67 lakh while active cases of coronavirus infection remained below 8 lakh for the fourth consecutive day.
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Earlier, on July 28, India reported 47,703 coronavirus cases.
There are 748,538 active coronavirus cases in the country, which comprises 9.85% of the total caseload, the data stated. A total 67,33,328 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 88.63% while the case fatality rate due COVID-19 stands at 1.52%.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.
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A total of 1,15,197 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 42,240 from Maharashtra followed by 10,691 from Tamil Nadu, 10,542 from Karnataka, 6,685 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,453 from Andhra Pradesh, 6,119 from West Bengal, 6,040 from Delhi, 4,029 from Punjab and 3,643 from Gujarat.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.