India's daily COVID-19 infections below 30,000 after four months, active cases drop to 4.53 lakh

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 88,74,290 with 29,163 infections being reported on Tuesday while the toll climbed to 1,30,519, said the health ministry

Press Trust of India November 17, 2020 10:30:34 IST
India's daily COVID-19 infections below 30,000 after four months, active cases drop to 4.53 lakh

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New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported in a day dropped below 30,000 after four months, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 88.74 lakh, said the Union health ministry on Tuesday.

The last time coronavirus cases dipped below 30,000 was on 15 July when the country registered 29,429 cases.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 88,74,290 with 29,163 infections being reported in a day while the toll climbed to 1,30,519 with 449 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the seventh consecutive day.There are 4,53,401 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 5.11 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total recoveries have surged to 82,90,370 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.42 percent,while the COVID-19 case  fatality rate stood at 1.47 percent.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October and crossed 80 lakh on 29 October.

According to the ICMR, acumulative total of 12,65,42,907 samples have been tested up to 16 November with 8,44,382
samples being tested on Monday.

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