India records 563 more COVID-19 deaths, 48,648 new cases of infection
A health worker collecting swab samples for COVID-19 testing at a South Delhi sample collection centre on October 16, 2020. IANS

India records 563 more COVID-19 deaths, 48,648 new cases of infection

Total cases cross 8.088 million; death toll rises to 121,090; recoveries go past 7.373 million; active cases fall below 600,000

New Delhi, October 30, 2020

India today recorded 563 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 48,648 new cases of infection as the spread of the virus appeared to maintain a declining trend in most parts of the country.

With these, the total number of cases of infection in the country so far, since the first case was reported in late January, has risen to 8,088,851 and the death toll has climbed to 121,090.

This is the third consecutive day that the number of deaths in the country has stayed above the 500-mark after they had fallen below 500 on the two previous days after more than three months.

Today is the eighth time in 12 days that the number of daily deaths has remained below 600.

This is the sixth time in ten days that number of new cases of COVID-19 has stayed below 50,000. On October 20, it had fallen below 50,000 for the first time in 82 days at 46,790.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and stood at 7,373,375 as of this morning, which means the recovery rate has risen to 91.15%.

The number of active cases has gone down further by 9,301 since yesterday and has dropped below 600,000 at 594,386.

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 517 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 49,881 new cases of infection yesterday.

On October 13, the number of new cases in a single day had fallen below 60,000 for the first time in more than two months.

Today is the 27th consecutive day and the 29th time in 30 days that the country has recorded less than 80,000 fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period.

The country has reported more than 1,200 deaths in a 24-hour period four times in the past 49 days. It has registered a thousand-plus deaths on 32 of the last 59 days.

India has reported more than 90,000 new cases in a 24-hour period for 12 of the last 55 days and more than 80,000 cases for 27 of the last 67 days. It has reported more than 60,000 cases on 66 of the last 80 days and more than 50,000 new cases for 86 of the last 92 days.

The world has reported a total of more than 45.028 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,181,075 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 8.945 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.494 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (228,668) and Brazil (158,969).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare showed that the 563 new deaths reported in India today included 156 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state.

It was followed by 61 deaths in West Bengal, 53 in Chhattisgarh, 45 in Karnataka, 35 in Tamil Nadu, 27 in Delhi, 26 in Kerala, 25 in Uttar Pradesh, 16 each in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, 13 in Odisha, 11 each in Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan, 10 in Punjab, eight in Haryana, seven in Bihar, six each in Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana, five in Goa, four each in Gujarat and Manipur, three in Jharkhand, two each in Meghalaya and Puducherry, and one each in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Nagaland and Tripura.

No new deaths were reported today from Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Ladakh, Mizoram, Sikkim and Uttarakhand

Of the total of 121,090 deaths so far in India, Maharashtra accounted for the highest number at 43,710, followed by 11,091 in Karnataka, 11,053 in Tamil Nadu, 6,983 in Uttar Pradesh, 6,725 in West Bengal, 6,659 in Andhra Pradesh, 6,423 in national capital Delhi, 4,168 in Punjab, 3,705 in Gujarat, 2,929 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,989 in Chhattisgarh, 1,888 in Rajasthan, 1,766 in Haryana, 1,466 in Jammu & Kashmir, 1,429 in Kerala, 1,330 in Telangana, 1,297 in Odisha, 1,076 in Bihar, 1,009 in Uttarakhand, 923 in Assam, 883 in Jharkhand, 597 in Goa, 592 in Puducherry, 346 in Tripura, 306 in Himachal Pradesh, 225 in Chandigarh, 160 in Manipur, 87 in Meghalaya, 74 in Ladakh, 67 in Sikkim, 59 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 37 in Arunachal Pradesh, 35 in Nagaland, two in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and one in Mizoram.

Lakshadweep Islands have not reported any cases of infection until now.

The total of 8,088,851 cases in India so far include the 121,090 patients who have died as well as the 7,373,375 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 594,386 as of this morning, down 9,301 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 57,386 since yesterday and the recovery rate has risen to 91.15%, according to the data.

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