India records 481 more COVID-19 deaths, 44,376 new cases of infection
A wall painting on COVID-19 has been made for public awareness at the Sub-District Magistrate's office at Lajpat Nagar, in New Delhi on November 24, 2020. IANS

India records 481 more COVID-19 deaths, 44,376 new cases of infection

Death toll rises to 134,699; total cases climb to 9.222 million; recoveries go past 8.642 million; active cases rise to 444,746

New Delhi, November 25, 2020

India today recorded 481 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 44,376 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours as the authorities continued to take measures to contain a fresh surge in the numbers of cases in some states, including national capital Delhi.

With the latest numbers, the death toll has risen to 134,699 while the total number of cases of infection in the country so far, since the first case was reported in late January, has climbed to 9,222,216.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed below the 500-mark for the second day today after staying above that number for the previous five days. The number had fallen below 500 on October 26 for the first time after more than three months.

The number of new cases of infection in a day stayed below 50,000 for the 18th consecutive day today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 rose to 8,642,771 as of this morning, up 37,816 from yesterday, making for a recovery rate of 93.71%.

The number of active cases rose by 6,079 in the past 24 hours to 444,746.

The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,290 -- was reported on September 16. India had reported 480 deaths yesterday.

The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period -- 97,894 -- was reported on September 17. The country had recorded 37,975 new cases of infection yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 59.759 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,409,208 as of this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.

India is placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 12.591 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 6.118 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (259,881) and Brazil (170,115).

NNN

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